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Don Addis passes at age 74
Former Evening Independent and St. Petersburg Times editorial cartoonist Don Addis passed away Sunday of lung cancer at the age of 74. Don began his cartooning career in 1964 with the Evening Independent and during his career he launched four syndicated comic strips: Briny Deep, The Great John L., Babyman, and his most successful strip Bent Offerings that ran for 16 years. Bent Offerings was awarded the best newspaper panel by the National Cartoonist Society. He retired in 2004.