Friday, August 28, 2009

Marty Murphy

From left: Suzanne Lemieux Wilson, cartoonist Marty Murphy, Playboy Cartoon Editor Michelle Urry and cartoonist Rowland B. Wilson from Westport, CT, circa 1981. Thanks to Roy Delgado for the photo.

Cartoonist Marty Murphy has died.

Best known as for his Playboy cartoons and animation work ("Wait til Your Father Gets Home"), Marty was not just a "great magazine cartoonist" (to quote writer Mark Evanier), but a well-loved West coast cartoonist.

I have no more details at this time. My deepest condolences to his family on the loss of this talented, great guy.

UPDATE: Friend and fellow gag cartoonist Roy Delgado remembers Marty Murphy.

1 comment:

Pokey said...

His other credits were a few other Hanna-Barbera cartoons, "Hong Kong Phooey" and "Jokebook", and DePatie-Freleng's "Goldilocks"! AND he did stuff for Playboy,too! :)Steve