Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Doug Marlette, 1949-2007

When I first moved to New York City, New York Newsday quickly became my favorite daily tabloid. Back then, the paper's featured editorial cartoonist was Doug Marlette, who doubled as author of the Kudzu comic strip and always induced giggles with his mockery of Jesse Helms. I loved his cartoons.

This afternoon, I learned he was killed in a car accident, at the age of 57. David Cagle blogs about this tragedy and includes a cartoon from Marlette's nephew.

Rest in peace, Mr. Marlette. And thanks for the laughter.