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Randy Farb – RIP

Librarian and comic strip author Randy Farb has passed away. Randy Hugh Farb August 27, 1960 – July 24, 2022   From the obituary: A retired librarian with Flint Public Library, he achieved a Master of Library Science from Indiana University-Southeast. Randy led services at area synagogues in Flint, Michigan, and taught Sunday school in […]

Posted on: Aug 3, 2022,  Section: Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Randy Farb – RIP

Gloria Stoll Karn – RIP

Pulp cover artist and illustrator Gloria Stoll Karn has passed away.    Gloria Marie Stoll Karn November 13, 1923 – July 23, 2022  From the obituary: Gloria Stoll Karn, 98, transitioned to life eternal, at her own home, surrounded by loved ones, on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Born in New York City, the only child […]

Posted on: Aug 1, 2022,  Section: Illustration, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: 4 Comments

Paul Coker, Jr. – RIP

Cartoonist and character designer Paul Coker, Jr. has passed away. Paul Allan Coker, Jr. March 5, 1929 – July 23, 2022   Tom Richmond, among others, has reported the death of Paul Coker, Jr. Paul was a gag cartoonist and an illustrator of greeting cards, but more famous as a MAD magazine contributor and a […]

Posted on: Jul 29, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist's Cartoonists, Comic Books, Comic strips, Greeting Cards, Illustration, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Sid Jacobson – RIP

Comic book editor and writer Sid Jacobson has passed away. Sidney R. (Sid) Jacobson October 20, 1929 – July 23, 2022   From Sid’s son Seth: My father, Sid Jacobson, passed Saturday night (July 23rd) at Mission Hospice House in Redwood City, south of San Francisco. He went peacefully after suffering a major stroke during […]

Posted on: Jul 25, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Comic strips, Graphic Journalism, Graphic Novels, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Thanks For the Memories: To Those Who’ve Passed

There have been a few eulogies to some recent deaths. I was 16 or 17 when I first met Jim Ivey. My family went on annual vacations to Florida, from New Jersey; and my father always indulged my interest in comics by reserving our last couple of days to visit cartoonists, of whom there were […]

Posted on: Jul 23, 2022,  Section: Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 1 Comment

Sean Kelly – RIP

Humorist, satirist, and comic writer Sean Kelly has passed away. Sean Charles Kelly July 22, 1940 – July 11, 2022   From The New York Times: Sean Kelly, a wry master of literary and musical parodies who helped infuse National Lampoon with the sharp-edged and often crude humor it became known for, died on July […]

Posted on: Jul 21, 2022,  Section: Comic Books, Magazine cartoons, Magazines, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Sean Kelly – RIP

Jim Ivey – RIP

Political cartoonist and historian Jim Ivey has passed away.  James Burnett (Jim) Ivey April 15, 1925 – July 14, 2022     Friends of Jim are sharing the sad news. From Craig Zablo: Jim was born James (but preferred the much less formal, Jim) Burnett Ivey on April 15, 1925 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Jim attended […]

Posted on: Jul 19, 2022,  Section: AAEC, AAEC-feed, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Judy Dixon – RIP

Editorial cartoonist Judy Dixon has passed away. Judith Grace (Judy) Dixon (neé McCormack) January 15, 1927 – July 7, 2022   From The Jefferson County (Mo.) Leader obituary: Hall of Fame cartoonist Judith “Judy” McCormack Dixon died July 7 in De Soto at age 95. Mrs. Dixon enjoyed a 70-plus-year career as an artist, the […]

Posted on: Jul 15, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Judy Dixon – RIP

An R. C. Harvey Project

Remembering RC Harvey Harvey, who went alternately by Bob or R.C., was a perennial presence at NCS and AAEC conventions, and served on the AAEC Board of Directors as its Secretary-Treasurer for a number of years. He was also one of two unofficial historians for the Association, with a deep institutional knowledge of the group. […]

Posted on: Jul 14, 2022,  Section: Cartooning, Comic history, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on An R. C. Harvey Project

Tom Kane – RIP

Sports cartoonist Tom Kane has passed away. Thomas Joseph (Tom) Kane, Jr. December 9, 1934 – July 10, 2022 From the obituary: [Tom] had a talent for art and went on to graduate Mass College of Art 1957. Tom had careers in advertising and printing through the years but was an entrepreneur at heart and […]

Posted on: Jul 13, 2022,  Section: Obituary, sports cartoons, Comments: Comments Off on Tom Kane – RIP

Robert C. Harvey – RIP

Cartoonist and comics historian Bob Harvey has passed away. Robert Charles (Bob) Harvey (a.k.a. R. C. Harvey) June 22, 1937 – July 7, 2022 Bob’s friends Tom Tanquary and Carolyn Weller have informed the comics world that R.C. Harvey has passed away due to complications following a fall. From Bob’s daughter Julia: Last week Dad […]

Posted on: Jul 8, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Books, Cartooning, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Editorial cartooning, Magazine cartoons, National Cartoonist Society, Obituary, Comments: 3 Comments

Robert C. Harvey Has Passed Away

Filmmaker Tom Tanquary is informing us of the sad news that cartoonist and comics historian R. C. Harvey has passed away.    There will be more as details emerge.

Posted on: Jul 7, 2022,  Section: Cartoonist, Comic Books, Comic history, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 8 Comments

Speedy Zawistowski – RIP

Gag writer Speedy Zawistowski has passed away. Rollin William (Speedy) Zawistowski March 31, 1926 – June 26, 2022    From the obituary: He owned a green rowboat named the Alfred E. Neuman.In 2005, he moved to Philadelphia and then State College, and married Dr. Mary McCubbin. In State College, he attended Christian Science Bible Study […]

Posted on: Jul 2, 2022,  Section: Magazine cartoons, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Speedy Zawistowski – RIP

Simon Deitch – RIP

Underground cartoonist Simon Deitch has passed away. Simon Deitch May 12, 1947 – June 21, 2022   From The Comics Journal: Simon Deitch, a member of a superbly talented family of comic artists and writers, whose work first began appearing in the earliest days of the underground comix revolution, died of kidney failure Tuesday morning, […]

Posted on: Jun 28, 2022,  Section: Alternative comics, Animation, Comic Books, Comic strips, Obituary, Comments: 2 Comments

Stuart Carlson Eulogy

As an editorial writer for a dozen years, I have to admit I often envied editorial cartoonists. No matter how good a job you do researching, constructing and writing an editorial, it never hits home as quickly as an editorial cartoon. After all, you don’t read an editorial cartoon, you look at it and it […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2022,  Section: AAEC-feed, Editorial cartooning, Obituary, Comments: Comments Off on Stuart Carlson Eulogy