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COMICS 2007

1/1 Tiberio Colantuoni, 71 - Italian comic book artist - Creator of Bongo 1/8 Drew
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Tiberio Colantuoni, 71
- Italian comic book artist
- Creator of Bongo
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Drew Posada, 37

- comic book colorist and pin-up artist

1/8 Iwao Takamoto, 81 - animator & character designer for Disney and Hanna- Barbera -

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Iwao Takamoto, 81

- animator & character designer for Disney and Hanna- Barbera

- designer of Scooby-Doo, Astro (“Jetsons”), Lady (‘Lady & the Tramp’) and others

- Director: ‘Charlotte’s Web’; Producer on numerous H-B series

Lady (‘Lady & the Tramp’) and others - Director: ‘Charlotte’s Web’; Producer on numerous H-B series
1/10 Harry Horse, 46 - British children’s book illustrator and political cartoonist 1/21 Vic Kasinja,
1/10 Harry Horse, 46 - British children’s book illustrator and political cartoonist 1/21 Vic Kasinja,

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Harry Horse, 46

- British children’s book illustrator and political cartoonist

children’s book illustrator and political cartoonist 1/21 Vic Kasinja, 49, malaria - Malawi cartoonist; creator

1/21

Vic Kasinja, 49, malaria

- Malawi cartoonist; creator of the features ‘Joza’ and ‘Taxina’

2/9 Joe Edwards, 85 - MLJ/Archie artist from 1942-87; drew funny animal strips as well

2/9

Joe Edwards, 85

- MLJ/Archie artist from 1942-87; drew funny animal strips as well as the Archie gang

- Drew 4 stories in Archie Comics #1

- Creator/writer/artist of Li’l Jinx

2/18 Bob Oksner, 90 - comic book artist from the early 40s to the late

2/18

Bob Oksner, 90

- comic book artist from the early 40s to the late 80s

- worked primarily for DC on humor titles and great- looking women

- comic strips – ‘Miss Cairo Jones’ (1945-47), ‘I Love Lucy’ (1952-55), ‘Soozie’ (1967-68); co-plotted ‘Dondi’

(1969-86)

- co-created ‘Angel & the Ape’

2/22 Irwin Caplan, 87 - Cartoonist – Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s - NCS Award

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Irwin Caplan, 87

- Cartoonist – Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s

- NCS Award for Advertising and Illustration, 1972

3/3 Osvaldo Cavandoli, 87 - Italian cartoonist and animator; best-known for his character created from
3/3 Osvaldo Cavandoli, 87 - Italian cartoonist and animator; best-known for his character created from
3/3
Osvaldo Cavandoli, 87
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Italian cartoonist and animator; best-known for his
character created from one line (La Linea)
3/5
Yvan Delporte, 78

- Cartoonist; editor-in-chief of Spirou, 1955-68

3/12 Arnold Drake, 83 - comic book writer; co-creator of Deadman, Doom Patrol and ‘Stanley

3/12

Arnold Drake, 83

- comic book writer; co-creator of Deadman, Doom Patrol and ‘Stanley and his Monster’ for DC

- long runs on ‘Bob Hope’ and ‘Jerry Lewis’ comics, teamed with Bob Oksner (see above)

- wrote what some are calling the first “graphic novel”, ‘It Rhymes with Lust’

3/15 Jay Kennedy, 50, drowning

- Editor in Chief of King Features Syndicate, 1997-07

- Introduced ‘Mutts’ and ‘Zits’, as well as revived ‘Prince Valiant’

- Cartoon editor of Esquire, 1983-88

- Editor, the Underground Comix Guide

of Esquire, 1983-88 - Editor, the Underground Comix Guide 3/21 Drew Hayes, 37, heart attack -

3/21

Drew Hayes, 37, heart attack

- Comic book writer/artist; creator of ‘Poison Elves’, which ran from 1991-2004

3/25 Marshall Rogers, 57 - comic book artist best-known for his work on ‘Detective Comics’

3/25

Marshall Rogers, 57

- comic book artist best-known for his work on ‘Detective Comics’ and ‘Mister Miracle’

4/30 4/7 Franco Cosimo Panini, 76 - co-founder of Panini, an Italian publisher of comics,

4/30

4/7

Franco Cosimo Panini, 76

- co-founder of Panini, an Italian publisher of comics, stickers and trading cards

an Italian publisher of comics, stickers and trading cards Johnny Hart, 77 - comic strip artist/writer;

Johnny Hart, 77

- comic strip artist/writer; creator of ‘B.C.’ [1958-2007] and co-creator of ‘The Wizard of Id’ [1964-2007]

- recipient of the Reuben, the Segar Award and the Yellow Kid Award

of the Reuben, the Segar Award and the Yellow Kid Award 4/12 Pierre Probst, 93 -

4/12

Pierre Probst, 93

- French children’s book illustrator/author

Probst, 93 - French children’s book illustrator/author 4/15 Brant Parker, 86 - artist and co-creator of

4/15

Brant Parker, 86

- artist and co-creator of ‘Wizard of Id’ [1964-2007]

- co-creator of “Out of Bounds” and “Crock”

- winner of the Reuben

“Out of Bounds” and “Crock” - winner of the Reuben 4/21 Art Saaf, 85 - comic

4/21

Art Saaf, 85

- comic book artist, working primarily for Fiction House in the 1940s (Jumbo, Ranger), as well as Better (Thrilling, Startling)

- left comics in 1954 but returned in ’67 to work for Dell and Gold Key; worked steadily for DC in the ‘70s on romance and ghost features, as well as a 5-issue stint on ‘Our Fighting Forces’

5/1 Tom Artis, complications from diabetes - comic book artist, working primarily for DC in

5/1

Tom Artis, complications from diabetes

- comic book artist, working primarily for DC in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s on the Spectre, Sensational She-Hulk, and his co-creation, Tailgunner Jo

5/15 Angus McBride, 76 - Scottish historical and fantasy illustrator

5/15

Angus McBride, 76

- Scottish historical and fantasy illustrator

5/15 Angus McBride, 76 - Scottish historical and fantasy illustrator

6/7

Roger Armstrong, 89

- comic book artist: ‘Looney Tunes’, Disney & Walter Lantz comics for Western;

- comic strips: Disney’s ‘Scamp’, 1978-88

for Western; - comic strips: Disney’s ‘Scamp’, 1978-88 6/20 J.B. Handelsman, 85 - cartoonist for Punch,

6/20

J.B. Handelsman, 85

- cartoonist for Punch, Playboy and the New Yorker

6/28 Howie Schneider, 77 - creator of the ‘Eek & Meek’ comic strip, which ran

6/28

Howie Schneider, 77

- creator of the ‘Eek & Meek’ comic strip, which ran 1965- 2000, and other shorter-lived strips

7/2 Buck Brown, 71 - cartoonist who contributed over 600 cartoons to Playboy, most of

7/2

Buck Brown, 71

- cartoonist who contributed over 600 cartoons to Playboy, most of them featuring his ‘Granny’ character

7/10 Doug Marlette, 57, car accident - editorial cartoonist from 1969 until his death, and

7/10

Doug Marlette, 57, car accident

- editorial cartoonist from 1969 until his death, and winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in that field

- creator of the comic strip ‘Kudzu’, syndicated since

1981

death, and winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in that field - creator of the comic
7/17 Cheng Shifa, 86 - Chinese cartoonist/illustrator 8/12 Mike Wieringo, 44 - comic book artist

7/17

Cheng Shifa, 86

- Chinese cartoonist/illustrator

7/17 Cheng Shifa, 86 - Chinese cartoonist/illustrator 8/12 Mike Wieringo, 44 - comic book artist –

8/12

Mike Wieringo, 44

- comic book artist – ‘The Flash’, ‘Robin’ and ‘Adventures of Superman’ for DC; various Spider-Man titles for Marvel

- co-creator of his own fantasy series ‘Tellos’

8/? Phil Gascoine, 72 - British comic book and strip artist who became professional at

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Phil Gascoine, 72

- British comic book and strip artist who became professional at age 17

- Late ‘80s/early ‘90s work for Marvel (Marvel UK, Epic) and DC (Unknown Soldier)

8/26 9/12 Larry Woromay, 80 - comic book artist who worked for Atlas in the

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9/12

Larry Woromay, 80

- comic book artist who worked for Atlas in the early ‘50s and Charlton in the late ‘60s

Phil Frank, 64, brain tumor

- comic strip artist – ‘Farley’ for the San Francisco Chronicle [1975-2007] and the syndicated ‘Elderberries’

[2004-2007]

- Frank died three days after announcing his retirement

9/16 Robert Jordan, 58, rare blood disorder - fantasy author whose ‘Wheel of Time: New
9/16 Robert Jordan, 58, rare blood disorder - fantasy author whose ‘Wheel of Time: New
9/16
Robert Jordan, 58, rare blood disorder
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fantasy author whose ‘Wheel of Time: New Spring’
novel was partially adapted into comic book form by
Chuck Dixon
9/25
Richard Goldwater,70

- President, co-publisher and son of co-founder of Archie Comics

11/6 Paul Norris, 93 - Artist; co-creator of Aquaman - artist for Western from late

11/6

Paul Norris, 93

- Artist; co-creator of Aquaman

- artist for Western from late ‘40s through ‘70s

- Comic strip artist, filling-in on ‘Flash Gordon’ and ‘Secret Agent X-9’ and later drawing ‘Jungle Jim’ Sundays (1948-52) and ‘Brick Bradford’ (1952-87)

- Native of Greenville, Ohio

and later drawing ‘Jungle Jim’ Sundays (1948-52) and ‘Brick Bradford’ (1952-87) - Native of Greenville, Ohio
and later drawing ‘Jungle Jim’ Sundays (1948-52) and ‘Brick Bradford’ (1952-87) - Native of Greenville, Ohio
12/7 Al Scarduto, 79 - comic strip/book artist; assisted on ‘Little Iodine’, 1946- 62 -
12/7 Al Scarduto, 79 - comic strip/book artist; assisted on ‘Little Iodine’, 1946- 62 -

12/7

Al Scarduto, 79

- comic strip/book artist; assisted on ‘Little Iodine’, 1946-

62

- stunning longevity on the daily feature, ‘They’ll Do It Every Time’, from assistant in 1946, to artist, to taking over the strip in 1989

the daily feature, ‘They’ll Do It Every Time’, from assistant in 1946, to artist, to taking
12/9 Wayne Howard, 59 - comic book artist, primarily for Charlton - assistant to Wally

12/9

Wayne Howard, 59

- comic book artist, primarily for Charlton

- assistant to Wally Wood, 1968-69