Tuesday, July 10, 2007
IN THE NEWS :: Doug Marlette Dies At 57.
We are saddened to report that Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Doug Marlette was killed this morning in single car accident, as reported on The Charlotte Observer's website. Besides being one of the most recognizable names in editorial cartooning for decades, with work for The Charlotte Observer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsday and more, Marlette was the creator of the long running Kudzu newspaper strip, as well as author of two novels. He was a guest of ours at HeroesCon '96, along with strip artists Marcus Hamilton, Jim Scancarelli, and the late Fred Lasswell. We first learned of the accident through Tom Spurgeon's Comics Reporter blog.