Thursday, May 31, 2012

Canada's Premier Cartoonist Dies

VICTORIA — Jim Unger, the artist behind the syndicated cartoon strip Herman, has died. He was 75.

Friend and fellow cartoonist Adrian Raeside says Unger had been feeling unwell for some time and died in his sleep at his home in Saanich, B.C.

Raeside says Unger’s cartoons, which span decades, are still as fresh and funny as the day he drew them.

Unger could find humour in just about anything, Raeside told the Victoria Times Colonist, a newspaper he draws cartoons for, in addition to a syndicated comic strip.

Born in London, England, Unger immigrated in 1968 to Canada, where his cartooning career began at the Mississauga Times in Mississauga.

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