Monday, October 25, 2010

Leo Cullum Dies at 68

Leo Cullum, a gag cartoonist for The New Yorker, has died at the age of 68. The cause was cancer.

Although I never met Mr. Cullum, I always admired his grand cartoons. He was one of the most consistently funny cartoonists I'd read.

I had no idea that he had been battling cancer and this comes as a shock.

NY Times obit here.

3 comments:

Dan Reynolds said...

Mike
Thanks for sharing this. Having battled cancer recently myself, now in remission, my heart goes out to his family.
I really enjoyed Leo's work, too, and have a few of his books.

skarab said...

Can't think of any better epitaph than the laughter that lives on when you're gone!

Barry Corbett said...

That's sad news. One of the New Yorker giants.