Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Larry Katzman, Creator of "Nellie the Nurse," Dies at 93 Years Old

Larry Katzman, who signed his gag cartoons "Kaz" and was best known for his "Nellie the Nurse" series, died on March 26th. He was 93 years old.

Larry was a successful businessman, a world traveler -- but the thing he loved best was cartooning.

His support of the National Cartoonists Society is legendary. Suffice to say that without Larry's guidance, there may not be an NCS today.

I would talk with Larry at the Reuben Awards and at Bunny Hoest's annual bash in Long Island. He was always very excited about cartooning and interested in what was going on. In 2010 he gave a stunning chat about the history of the National Cartoonists Society. I say "stunning" because he included many photos that I had never seen before of cartoonists cartooning at various NCS events thru the decades. I told him how much I appreciated the talk and the amazing images. He smiled and said it was a lot of fun.

Here are some of his cartoons to remember him, and a few links.

New York Times obituary
National Cartoonists Society obituary

1 comment:

RDK said...

Mike, thanks for this wonderful memorial page for our dad. -Richard