Writer Mark Evanier reports that Howard Post, who worked primarily as a comic book cartoonist, has passed away from Alzheimer’s. Howard “Howie” Post, a mainstay of animation, comic books and strips since the mid-forties, passed away some time in the last week, reportedly due to Alzheimer’s. Howie was born November 2, 1926 and while no [...]
Sad news for Archie Comics. It is with deep regret and sorrow that Archie Comics acknowledges the loss of longtime artist, Henry Scarpelli, of Grasmere, Staten Island who passed away on Sunday, April 4 after a long illness. He was 79. “Henry was an invaluable part of the Archie Comics family,” said Archie Comics Co-President [...]
Frank Interlandi, who served as the Los Angeles Times editorial cartoonist from 1962 to 1981, passed away on February 4 due to age related causes. He was 85 years-old. Frank shared the opinion page with Paul Conrad for most of his career doing more social commentary cartoons to Conrad’s political work, according to Conrad. His [...]
Art Clokey, the creator “Gumby” died last Friday at the age of 88. From Reuters: Clokey, 88, invented the whimsical green clay character Gumby in the early 1950s that debuted on the “The Howdy Doody Show” and went on to become the star of his own successful television show, “The Adventures of Gumby.” Bendable creation [...]
Lamar Sparkman, who drew cartoons for over 40 years for the Tampa Times and Tampa Tribune passed away yesterday morning at the age of 88 after complications with pneumonia. Lamar is also remembered for designing the Bucco Bruce logo for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. He was known for regular football cartoons about the [...]
Editorial cartoonist Tim Quinn was found dead Saturday. Tim has been the editorial cartoonist for the Sequim Gazette (WA) since 1984 and established himself as a multi-faceted artist working in chain saw carvings, stained glass, painting and drawing. Police do not suspect foul play, but natural causes. An autopsy will still be performed. Tim was [...]
The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC) is reporting that Bob “Dreb” Drebelbis, a long-time member and former Secretary Treasurer of the organization, has passed away at the age of 94. Dreb was the cartoonist for the Harrison Daily Times in Arkansas during the 70′s and 80′s. The AAEC recounts that Dreb was famous for [...]
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 [...]
British cartoonist Terry Challis who drew for the Watford Observer for more than 30 years, has passed away. Former Watford Observer sports editor and Watford FC communications manager Andrew French has been among those to pay tribute to his former colleague, describing him as a “wonderful bloke”. “Some people are lucky enough to be born [...]
Bob Muirhead has passed away at the early age of 66 – four years after suffering a debilitating stroke. Bob provided weekly editorial cartoons for the Observer for nearly 20 years while working his day job as a school counselor.
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Editorial Cartooning » TheDartmouth.com has a write up of Jules Feiffer’s presentation that he did about his cartooning career. This summer, Jules is doing a Summer term Montgomery Fellow where he is teaching a comparative literature course titled “Graphic Humor and 20th Century America.” He will also participate in a panel discussion with fellow cartoonists [...]
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Bill Bates has passed away a couple of weeks ago. He was 79. Bill was a local cartooning legend who had worked as a cartoonist for the Chronicle and the Carmel Pine Cone. In the 1980s, Bill met weekly with Hank Ketcham and Gus Arriola, two other legendary cartoonists [...]
Tom Spurgeon is reporting that 32 year-old Jeremy Mullins has passed away from multiple injuries sustained while climbing in the Catskill mountains. Jeremy was a Savannah College of Art and Design, creator of the Sweetwater Is An Asshole webcomic.
Draper Hill, the long-time Detroit News cartoonist, and eminent cartoon historian, passed away earlier this week. In addition to his decades of work as a staff cartoonist, he published biographies of Thomas Nast and James Gillray, and was long considered the “institutional memory” of the Association of American Editorial Cartoonists (AAEC). A past president of [...]