Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Editorial Cartoonist Dan Lynch 1946-2014

Editorial cartoonist Dan Lynch died on Sunday, August 10, 2014 in a Fort Wayne, IN hospital. He was 67 years old.

He had a three-decade career at the Journal-Gazette, before a stroke, just two weeks to the day after 9/11, caused him to take an early retirement.

His son, Kelly Lynch, from the Journal-Gazette obituary:

“I maintained for a long time that the guy who was my dad kind of vanished that day in September, but there were always pieces of him left,” Kelly Lynch said. 
Born in Fort Wayne on Dec. 8, 1946, Dan Lynch was a near life-long resident of northeast Indiana. He studied at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and Indiana University in Bloomington. 
His three-decades career included a stint at the Kansas City Times and finished at the Journal Gazette. A nationally syndicated cartoonist, Dan Lynch’s cartoons appeared in Time and Newsweek, as well as in hundreds of newspapers around the country. 
“Dan had (what I thought was) a fabulous drawing style,” said Julie Inskeep, publisher and president of The Journal Gazette. “And, in the 20-plus years he worked at the JG, he provided a vast array of cartoon topics – always welcome, though not always in agreement with our editorial board. But he got people to think and react in his special and powerful way.” 
Dan Lynch also wrote books, was a musician and had a passion for steam locomotives and railroads.

Services are this Friday. Information at the link.

Dan was, to my knowledge, no relation, which is too bad. Another cartoonist in the family would have been wonderful. My condolences to his family.

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