The iconic Jack Davis, at 91
And Richard Thompson, at the too young age of 58.
Davis was my child hood hero (he was every would-be cartoonist's child hood hero).
My very worn copy of early 1950's Davis work
Davis did his earliest work for a digest size 5 cent comic book Lucky Star
(this is probably a Davis cover).
A few interior pieces from Humbug circa 1957-1958
Richard Thompson did beautiful illustrations and caricatures for national magazines like New Yorker and created wacky and delightful cartoons and strips including his charming syndicated feature Cul De Sac.
Here’s the last Cul de Sac.
and his feature Richard's Poor Almanac
Richard Thompson retired Cul De Sac in 2009 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Here's a great video on the remarkable Richard Thompson: