Wednesday, July 11, 2007

What would Mohammed drive?

Doug Marlette, creator of the gently wacky Kudzu comic strip, and wickedly pointed editorial cartoonist, would probably appreciate the very black humor of his dying when the pickup truck he was riding in ran off the road on a rainy night in Mississippi. I didn't read Kudzu regularly, but I'm going to miss his editorial cartoons something fierce.

7 comments:

Steve Bates said...

Sad. Thanks for letting us know.

hipparchia said...

de nada [i guess].

the corporate-owned media are getting rid of their editorial cartoonists right and left [in both the colloquial sense and in viewpoint]. we can't afford to go around actually killing them on top of it all.

Bryan said...

It was a pick-up.

Doug Marlette and Lady Bird Johnson - not a good day for the South.

Steve Bates said...

Didn't know about Lady Bird; thanks, Bryan. As you said, not a good day...

[sngobl - sadness, global]

hipparchia said...

[noted]

yes, sad day indeed.

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Thanks. It's wonderful to know I'm not the only who who blogged on Doug's untimely death.

hipparchia said...

you too? i'm glad to hear that. he'll be missed.