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March 15, 2017

Skip Williamson’s Status Unclear As Social Media Accounts Report The Cartoonist’s Passing


I can't quite track where the rumors are coming from and how legitimate they are. I think it's from a family or close-friend account on Facebook. The narrative being told is that things to a severe turn for the worse this morning. I'll change this post when I see something that cites an official source or is an official source.

This comes right on the heels of Jay Lynch's passing; each man was the other underground cartoonist I would first affiliate with the respective individuals. Williamson was a visually powerful and idiosyncratic cartoonist and when he passes will leave a significant amount of work as testimony to his legacy.

Update: At 6:54 PM ET, I received the undated update in my inbox as a graphics file:


The original message looks like 6:40 PM ET. More as it comes in.
posted 6:00 am PST | Permalink

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