Bob Foster passes on sad news:
Marty Murphy passed away Wednesday evening, August 26, at his home.
Marty was a master cartoonist who contributed regularly to Playboy and is probably best known for that work. But to animation fans his credentials are equally impressive.
Marty was a Production Designer on Mister Magoo in 1960, a Layout Artist on Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat, Character Designer on Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 1972 - 1974, and Hong Kong Phooey 1974. He was a Storyboard Artist on DuckTales, Garfield and Friends, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, and a whole lot of other stuff which can be found at the IMDb site.
Every once in awhile the cartoonist community suffers a great loss, and this is one of them.
There will be a memorial service on Monday evening, August 31 at Hollywood Forever Cemetery from 6 to 8 pm. There will be a funeral mass on Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, at St Brendan's Church, 310 S. Van Ness Ave. in Los Angeles (contact the church at 323-936-4656 for the time.