Brad Anderson, 'Marmaduke' cartoonist, Passes Away At 91
Brad Anderson, 'Marmaduke' cartoonist, Passes Away At 91

Brad Anderson, ‘Marmaduke’ cartoonist, Passes Away At 91

Brad Anderson, the cartoonist behind the beloved comic ‘Marmaduke’, died last week at the age of 91.

Brad Anderson, who lived in Montgomery, near Houston, died Aug. 30, according to a statement from Universal Uclick, which syndicated the comic strip.

Born in Jamestown, N.Y., in 1924, he expressed an affinity for drawing as a boy.

‘‘He drew popular cartoon characters to amuse himself,’’ according to his biography on the Universal Uclick website.

Brad Anderson served in the Navy during World War II before graduating from Syracuse University and doing freelance work for magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post, before creating ‘‘Marmaduke’’ in 1954.

Mr. Anderson’s son, Paul, assisted him in later years on the popular comic strip, and a 2010 ‘‘Marmaduke’’ film featured the voice of actor Owen Wilson as the gregarious pooch.

At its peak, the comic strip appeared in more than 600 newspapers in 20 countries, according to biographical information from Mr. Anderson’s alma mater.

He was honored in 2013 with a lifetime achievement award from the National Cartoonists Society.


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