Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ray Lowry 1944-2008 UPDATED

British gag cartoonist, and illustrator for the punk rock band The Clash, Ray Lowry, passed away on October 14th.

Above: Mr. Lowry's most recent cartoon from the October 4th Spectator magazine.

From the BBC News announcement:

"He was found dead at his home in Lancashire on Tuesday.

"He contributed illustrations and cartoons to NME throughout the 1970s and 1980s as well as Punch, Private Eye and The Guardian, among others.

"Lowry accompanied The Clash on their 1979 tour of the US and later designed the artwork for London Calling."

Above cartoon from Mr. Lowry's site.

UPDATE: Tom Spurgeon has an obit & links here.

Hat tip to Dirk Deppey at Journalista!

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