Jeff Pert died Friday, April 4, 2014. The cause was a heart attack. He was 55 years old.
Jeff has been cartooning about Maine since 1992. His cartoons, usually featuring moose and lobsters appear in Down East Magazine, as well as postcards, t-shirts and other products. His best-selling book of cartoons HOW'S THE WATER, BOB? was so successful that he had confided that there may be another book on the way.
Details are being passed from Jeff's family, and from friend to friend -- of which Jeff had many. There has been no formal announcement. I am unsure of all of the details, but this is what I have heard.
He was eating dinner at a Maine restaurant with
We are all stunned and it feels so strange to be typing this information.
More details as I get them. No word on services at this time.
Heartfelt consolation to Jon Pert and the rest of the family. Jeff was one of a kind.
UPDATE: Desmond Funeral Home in Bath, ME will have a visitation on Wednesday, April 9 from 4pm to 7pm. The next day, Jeff's brother Jon will host a celebration of Jeff's life. More information on all of those events, and an online condolence book you can sign, is here.