Monday, December 31, 2012
Deaths in the comic arts 2012 UPDATED
This updated post includes more names from DD Degg of local sports, political and magazine cartoonists.
Deaths in 2012 included Argentine comics writer Carlos Albiac, San Francisco Examiner editorial cartoonist Ken Alexander, San Diego Comic-Con co-founder Richard Alf, caricaturist Rick Alley, British puppet animator Gerry Anderson, sports cartoonist Vern Anthony, editorial cartoonist Rex Babin, Don Baumgart, Croatian cartoonist and animator Žarko Beker, Spanish publisher Josep Maria Berenguer, gag cartoonist Jan Berenstain, Swiss artist Pierre-Alain Bertola, Oak Crest Village Voice cartoonist Irma Black, Canadian political cartoonist Blaine, animation voice Lucille Bliss, comic strip inker Howard King Boone, Ernie (Chua) Chan, comic book and strip artist John Celardo, gay webcartoonist Chris Companik, Alabama editorial cartoonist John Crawford, Harvey comics artist Sid Couchey, Penthouse gag cartoonist Art Cumings, Brazilian cartoonist Fernando Dias da Silva, Filipino comic book artist Tony DeZuniga, animator Jim Duffy, Splitsville and Playboy cartoonist Reynolds E. Dodson, magazine cartoonist Earl Engleman Sr, Spanish cartoonist Jose Luis Ferrer, Golden age cartoonist Martin Filchock, Argentine cartoonist Arnoldo Franchioni, Italian artist Francesco Gamba, Jean 'Moebius' Giraud, Columbus Dispatch cartoonist Louis 'Doc' Goodwin, Olive of the Ozarks cartoonist Pat Grant, Californian cartoonist Paul Gringle, Shamokin News Item editorial cartoonist Jack Gruneberg, Chautauqua (N.Y.) Daily cartoonist Ed Harmon, former cartoonist turned science fiction writer Harry Harrison, political and magazine cartoonist Arthur Henrikson, Natural Selection cartoonist Scott 'Russ Wallace' Henson, Arnold comic strip cartoonist William O. Johnson, magazine cartoonist Dennis Kilgore, Swedish comics librarian Kristiina Kolehmainen, Indonesian comics writer Raden Ahmad Kosasih, political cartoonist John Lara, French comic book historian André Leborgne, French cartoonist Bruno Le Floc'h, freelancer Jerry Garden, magazine cartoonist Herbert Green, Golden Age comic book artist Marv Lev(y), Crakbak cartoonist Gus Levy, Jack Lindstrom, Dick Louderback, Hi-De-Ho comic strip inker Charles L. Madden, French cartoonist Pat Mallet, Comics fan-turned-pro Don Markstein, comic strip artist Fran Matera, American Indian cartoonist Robby McMurtry, Josh Medors, 1940s comic strip cartoonist George Mercer, Tank McNamara writer Jeff Millar, Sheldon Moldoff, Brazilian artist Gutemberg "Goott" Monteiro, David Moynihan, Barefoot Gen cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa, Birmingham, AL sports cartoonist Phil Neel, Olympian sports and political cartoonist Dogulas Newton, comic strip writer Richard O'Brien, Kenyan cartoonist Frank Odoi, Belgian Luc Orient cartoonist Eddy Paape, The Passing Scene comic strip creator Eugene R. Patrick, British comics illustrator Douglas Phillips, Phantom fan/expert Ed Rhoades, Captain Easy writer Belford A. Richards, Jordanian cartoonist Jalal Rifai, Brazilian artist Al Rio, Fort Pierce News Tribune editorial cartoonist William 'Robbe' Robbins Jr., underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez, New Yorker cartoonist Al Ross, Rural Fox cartoonist Leah Rule, Indian pocket (aka gag) cartoonist T. Samuel (aka Samuval), Spanish comic book writer Antonio Segura, Maurice Sendak, John Severin, Disney artist Mel Shaw, Disney animation music composer Robert B. Sherman, Timely comic book artist Marion T. Sitton, Golden Age comic book artist Emilio Squeglio, caricaturist and sports cartoonist Bruce Stark, Oakland Tribune sports cartoonist Lee Susman, Captain Marvel artist Marcus Swayze, Indian cartoonist turned politician Bal K. Thackeray, Hawaiian cartoonist Dave Thorne, Italian cartoonist Sergio Toppi, Vicar, comic book writer Robert L. Washington III, Buffalo Bills program cartoonist Kevin Weil, freelance cartoonist Bill White, British cartoonist Mike White, Wizard Magazine staffer Marc Wilkofsky, Dutch cartoonist Bert Witte, anime voice actress Sayuri Yamauchi, Fantagraphics art director Dale Yarger, Half Moon Bay Review cartoonist Arthur Zich, and 3-D cartoonist Ray Zone. (This list was compiled with the assistance of D.D. Degg's list of comic artist deaths for the rec.arts.comics.strips Usenet group.)