Tuesday, January 01, 2019

2018's deaths in the comic arts (from the Comics Research Bibliography)


Deaths in 2018 included editorial cartoonist Dick Adair, Édouard Aidans, British 'Garth' artist John Allard, Italian Communist cartoonist Vincenzo "Enzo" Apicella, British girls' comics cartoonist John Armstrong, Dell Comics editor Don Jon "DJ" Arneson, UK cartoonist Terry Bave, political cartoon PAC founder Bob Bedard, translator Anthea Bell, caricaturist Frankie Bernard, graphic novel writer Anthony Bourdain, Norm Breyfogle, Barbarian Books comic book store founder George "Carl" Bridgers, sports cartoonist Charley Burns, semi-pro comics creator Mark Campos, Argentinian illustrator Horacio Cardo, Kennebec Journal editorial cartoonist Ken Carlson Jr., Disney cartoonist Paul Carlson, Mother Goose & Grimm gag writer Bert (Chili) Challis, Singapore and Hong Kong cartoonist Morgan Chua, Canadian comic strip creator Phil Collins, Boom! Studios and Archaia Press president Jack Cummins, Filipino comic book artist Bong Ty Dazo, Flash and Rocketeer writer-producer Paul De Meo, Portuguese comics historian António Dias de Deus, Steve Ditko, Harlan Ellison, Judge Dredd co-creator Carlos Ezquerra, animator Pablo Ferro, comic writer Michael Fleisher, comic writer Gary Friedrich, Italian cartoonist Leone Frollo, Dr. Seuss's widow Audrey Geisel, Canandian political cartoonist Jean-Pierre Girerd, French cartoonist Frank Giroud, Fortune Kookies cartoonist Charles Grass, Argentine comics writer Alfredo Grassi, caricaturist Robert Grossman, the model for Sandman's Death character Cinamon Hadley, Jane Arden cartoonist W.G. Hargis Jr, Johnny Hart's widow Bobby Hart, Diamond Outside Sales Manager Dave Hawksworth, Baltimore Sun artist Charles R. 'Hap' Hazard, Russ Heath, 'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg, "Ponytail" creator Lee Holley, Austalian editorial cartoonist Geoff "Jeff" Hook, editorial and religious cartoonist Phil Jackson, Canadian Whites  comic book artist Murray Karn, Bengali cartoonist Chandi Lahiri, Irvine Community News & Views cartoonist Steve Layton, Stan Lee, comic strip/book artist Bill Lignante, New Zealand cartoonist Barry Linton, editorial cartoonist Jack Lucey, animator Bud Luckey, comic fan Pat Lupoff, animator Don Lusk, Portuguese comics writer and historian Jorge Magalhães, comic fan Kevin Michael McFadden, editorial cartoonist Jon "Tosh" McIntosh, Mad's Nick Meglin, editorial cartoonist Paul Miller, Block Island Times editorial cartoonist Bruce Montgomery, John Blair Moore, British comic book artist Mike Noble, illustrator Bill O'Connor, anime and manga importer Fred Patten, French cartoonist René Pétillon, Richard "F'murr" Peyzaret, Australian editorial cartoonist Larry Pickering, animator and illustrator Alice Provensen, Norwegian cartoonist "Hariton Pushwagner" aka Terje Brofos, Pop Art comic book painter Mel Ramos, Spanish cartoonist Julio Ribera, San Diego Comic-Con's president John Rogers, Momoko Sakura, animator and comics fan Jon Schnepp, Marie Severin, gag cartoonist Jim Sizemore, Odyssey Comics and Cards store owner Greg Sohlden, Howard Sparber, editorial cartoonist Marty Stanton, Wayne Stayskal, animation voice David Ogden Stiers, outdoor gag cartoonist Richard Stubler, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, Australian cartoonist Ron Tandberg, webcomic writer Greg Thelen, Dragon Con comics director Thom Trainor, illustrator Wallace (Wally) Tripp, Soviet animator Eduard Uspensky, Belgian comic book artist William Vance, Comic Heaven store owner John Verzyl, comic book artist Clifford Vanmeter, animator Will Vinton, British comic book cover artist Bob Wakelin, Mort Walker, animation music composer Robert J. Walsh, comics historian Hames Ware, comic store owner Dennis Webb, Danish comic strip creator Werner "WOW" Wejp-Olsen, UK indy comic book creator Terry Wiley, underground newspaper publisher John Wilcock, small town cartoonist Lorraine Williams, 'Walking Dead' tv actor Scott Wilson, Chicago Sun-Times cartoonist Cliff Wirth, Hong Kong cartoonist Yim Yee-king AKA Ah Chung …

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