Saturday, August 29, 2009

Marty Murphy, RIP

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.

Here is more from Roy Delgado, Mike Lynch and Bill Riling.


Chooch said...

The outpouring of love and admiration for my Uncle Marty touches me beyond belief. Thank You!!! Jude

You can email me at jkaenelczajka@gmail and I will pass all posts to my Mom and Auntie.

Again thank you! All of his colleagues WERE friends and he loved you all.

Anonymous said...

We just heard that Marty passed away through my Mother-in -law Jeanne. Although we did not know Marty it is great to hear that others thought fondly of him. My daughters love to look at his cartooning and know that such talent was in the family,,,my daughter is an avid drawer.
Rena Kuratko

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