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September 23, 2007

Brad McMillan, 1946-2007

Brad McMillan, a cartoonist and illustrator who exhibited widely and placed work in publications such as Dallas Morning News and The Advocate, died on September 15 at his home in Jackson, Tennessee. He was 61 years old. Friends and family met at a home in Jackson to memorialize the cartoonist on Saturday.

imageMcMillan began his career with alternative and underground publications in Memphis in the early 1970s, carrying on parallel careers as a gallery artist and as a printmaker making prints of his more satirical work. He eventually opened a gallery in Memphis in 1981. He became the staff cartoonist for The Memphis Business Journal in 1983 and continue to hold that position after moving to Dallas in 1986, where he remained until the mid-1990s. Dallas Business Journal was an important late-period client.

In addition to self-publishing his work in book form, McMillan's art appeared in Cartooning Texas. He self-syndicated nationally and was carried by London's CartoonStock facilitated international sales.

A professional reminiscence about the late cartoonist can be found here.

McMillan was preceded in death by his wife, and is survived by their three children.
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