Saturday, December 12, 2020

Cartoons in Tribute

 Political cartoons, no matter how witty, are a dime a dozen. Cartoons in tribute to someone who has passed away are pretty special. I started collecting a few some years back. I think it was when Bob Hope passed away at the age of 100 years.  As I was sorting through them today, many brought back memories of times past. I wish I had saved more. If anyone has some tribute cartoons I would sure appreciate it if you could send them to me. After a number of years they are hard to find on the internet.

BB King 1925-2015

Bob Hope 1903-2003



Carrie Fisher 1956-2016

Chuck Yeager 1923-2020

Doris Day 1922-2019


Gord Downie 1964-2017


The mathematician who took us to the moon


Pete Seeger 1919-2014

Peter Gzowski 1934-2002

Rita MacNeil 1944-2013


Stephen Hawking 1942-2018

Stompin' Tom Connors 1936-2013

9 comments:

  1. You've got some great ones there -- and lots of Canadiana!

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    1. Yes. We lost some great Canadian singers this past decade.

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  2. They are clever - and a wonderful emotive tribute to people we have lost. And miss.

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    1. We sure do miss them. The choirs on high are the better for them but on earth a little sadder.

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  3. Aw. Some of these made me misty-eyed. But the Chuck Yeager one made me laugh - what a perfect cartoon!

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  4. Jackiesue, thank you.

    Diane, my favourite is Stephen Hawking leaving his disabilities behind and walking off into the universe. I have a picture of a gravestone with a wheelchair and a little boy in mid flight, leaving it behind. Always makes me sad.

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  5. Sorry about that deleted comment, it was me, it was a test as I couldnt comment yesterday for some reason.
    I love the idea of a cartoon tribute, as it always refers to what we remember that particular person for.... does that make sense! They all made me smile, but with a little sadness in my heart too.

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  6. Shammickite, memories should make us smile and a little sad too

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