Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Ron Morgan 1939 - 2019

Magazine cartoonist Ron Morgan passed away on May 17, 2019. He was 79 years old. 

His nephew Chuck Morgan, who is a cartoonist as well, sent this to Van Scott, who passed it along to me. Here's Chuck:

"The cartooning community lost one of its own. Ronald unexpectedly passed away in Bristol, Tennessee."

"James Ronald Morgan was born in Middlesboro Kentucky on November 11,1939. He grew up the eldest of 6 children spending many days in the mountains of southeastern Kentucky. In June of 1958 he enlisted in the United States Navy, rising to the rank of First Class Petty Officer. Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge he moved to Michigan for work. This was when he met his future wife Betty Lou Richardson.

"In the late 1970s, he and Betty moved to Tennessee with their four children. This was when he began cartooning. James sold cartoons to many publishers, including the Reader's Digest and multiple newspapers. His cartoons were sold early on under the pseudonym "Lobo." He specialized in political satire but was capable of drawing for any publications that requested his services. Once he retired from his job as managing editor of the Claiborne Progress newspaper he began cartooning again, but this time under his actual name Ron Morgan.

"He sold his cartoons all over the world. His cartoons will be missed as well as his wit by all who knew him. Ron had cartoons in Harvard Business Review, National Enquirer, Saturday Evening Post, Smithsonian Institute, Field and Stream, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Woman's World, Leadership Journal, Country Living, The Star, Medical Economics, Clinical Advisor, Cortlandt Forum, The Oldie, and many more."


Ron Morgan's Hire an Artist site

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Thanks Mike for posting my Uncle Ron'S Memoriam to your blog. He was a great cartoonist and even better person.

Chuck Morgan