Post by The Ultimate Nullifier on Jun 18, 2014 9:28:57 GMT -6
Famed New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti has passed away at age 80.
Barsotti had been suffering from brain cancer since last year, and he died quietly at home yesterday.
With his extreme simple line style, and talking and thinking dogs, Barsotti was most often compared to James Thurber, and his whimsical humor was firmly in that vein. Panhandlers, kings, harried businessmen…all the icons of New Yorker humor got memorable treatment in Barsotti’s work.
In 2007 a collection of his dog cartoons was published called They Moved my Bowl.