Monday, September 14, 2020

Bob Fujitani 1921 - 2020

Golden age comic book and comic strip artist Robert "Bob" Fujitani passed away at his Cos Cob, CT home on September 6th. He was just a month short of his 99th birthday. Raised in Cos Cob, he lived most of his life with Ruth, his wife of 73 years, in Old Greenwich. 


From the obituary:


"He went to Cos Cob elementary school and graduated in 1939 from Greenwich High as class president and quarterback of the football team, Bob is well known among comic buffs for his lifelong career as a comic book artist. He was only twenty when he went to work at the New York studio of Will Eisner as a penciler. A few years later, he was drawing "Hangman" as well as other superhero and detective comics. This was the period known as the "Golden Age of Comics". Bob went on to illustrate the comic books "Prince Valiant" and "Lassie" among others. He spent many years drawing and inking the daily and Sunday "Flash Gordon" strips for King Features. Bob was also a talented and prolific painter, particularly seascapes of Long Island Sound where he loved to fish, and the woods at Tod's Point and Montgomery Pinetum where he walked every day."

D.D. Degg has a thoughtful timeline of Bob's career, which started in comic books, and grew to encompass commercial illustration and prominent King Features comic strips

Bob is survived by his daughter, Susan Fujitani Meller, and her husband, Frank Rubenfeld, who live in Berkeley, CA.

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