Sunday, February 03, 2008

Gus Arriola 1917-2007

Mark Evanier reports on the passing of Gus Arriola, the creator of the GORDO comic strip. Mr. Arriola died at his home after a long illness.

From the Associated Press story:
Arriola, who had suffered from Parkinson's disease for some time, died at home in Carmel with his wife, Mary Frances, by his side, according to publicist Alan Richman.
I'm thankful to R.C. Harvey for his book ACCIDENTAL AMBASSADOR GORDO THE COMIC ART OF GUS ARRIOLA which introduced me to Mr. Arriola's work. The cartoonist had a wonderful command of design, and light and dark. A gentle wit, a true cartoonist, a guy who made it all look easy.

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