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:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

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

Elephant's Child said...

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

The Blog Fodder said...

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

The Blog Fodder said...

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

JACKIESUE said...

love these....

Diane Henders said...

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

The Blog Fodder said...

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.

Shammickite said...

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.

The Blog Fodder said...

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