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May 16, 2005

Al Kurzrok, 1939-2005


Allan Kurzrok, a one-time Marvel freelancer who later went on to become known as a psychologist who made frequent use of his cartooning skills, died on May 3 after a long illness. Kurzrok worked on Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos, as a letterer and briefly as a writer. He also lettered Not Brand Ecch! One obituary has him working on Spider-Man for the company. He drew 102 comic strips as part of his doctoral dissertation about children coping with grief, and became generally known as an advocate of art and comics as a communication tool. Kurzrok also taught art, painted murals and served as a motivational speaker. Services will be held May 28.

Kurzrok co-creation Tom Tanaka.
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