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FAMED ISSUSTRATOR HAS PASSED AT 93

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Paul Coker Jr. (March 5, 1929 – July 23, 2022)

The animation industry has lost another prolific artist. Paul
Coker Jr., a cartoonist and designer whose career spanned
nearly five decades, passed away on Saturday, July 23 at his
home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

 

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Coker’s first appearance in Mad was in 1961; and went on to illustrate
over 375 articles for the magazine.

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FOR FELLOW HAMBURGER LOVERS

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J. Wellington Wimpy (above), generally referred to as Wimpy, is
one of the characters in the
comic strip
Popeye, by E. C. Segar           
and originally called Thimble Theatre, and in the Popeye
cartoons
  based upon the strip. Wimpy debuted in the strip
in 1931 and was one of the dominant characters in the
newspaper strip, but when 
Popeye was adapted as an
animated cartoon series by Fleischer
Studios, Wimpy
became a minor character.
                     
    

      
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Elzie Crisler Segar
(1894-1938) 

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COMIC STRIPS BEING AUCTIONED WEEKLY

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DALLAS (AP) — Cartoonist Jim Davis (above) is offering up more than 11,000 “Garfield” comic strips hand-drawn on paper in an auction that will stretch
into the coming years, with at least a couple of strips featuring the always-
hungry orange cat with a sardonic sense of humor available weekly.

Dallas-based Heritage Auctions began offering up the strips in August. The
auction house is selling two daily strips each week, along with longer
Sunday strips being offered during the large-scale auctions throughout
the year.

The strips span from the launch of “Garfield” in 1978 to 2011, when Davis
began drawing the strip digitally. He says he still draws it by hand but now
it’s with a stylus on a tablet instead of on paper with a pencil, pen and brush.

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June, 1978

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
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Musician and actor Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is 68 years
old today. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for
the
new wave  rock band the Police from 1977 to 1984, and launched a
solo career in 1985. He has included elements of
rock, jazz, reggae,
classical, new-age and worldbeat in his music.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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(February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

Abraham Lincoln was a lawyer and politician. He served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in
April 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the
Civil War, its bloodiest
war and its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He preserved the
Union
, abolished slavery, strengthened the government, 
and modernized the economy.

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On May 18, 1860,  Abraham Lincoln was
nominated as the Republican candidate
for President of the United States.

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On this day in 1999, the U.S. Senate voted on whether to remove President Bill Clinton from office following an impeachment trial
which lasted five-weeks. Clinton was acquitted on both articles
of impeachment. On the first charge of perjury, 45 Democrats
and 10 Republicans voted “not guilty”and on the charge of
obstruction of justice the Senate was split 50-50.

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After the trial concluded, President Clinton said he was “profoundly sorry” for the burden his behavior imposed on Congress and the American people.

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President Clinton heads back to the Oval Office after making his statement to the press.

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