Simon Deitch – RIP The Day-to-day Cartoonist

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Simon Deitch – RIP

Underground cartoonist Simon Deitch has passed away.

Simon Deitch
May well 12, 1947 – June 21, 2022


From The Comics Journal:


Simon Deitch, a member of a beautifully gifted loved ones of comedian artists and writers, whose function first began appearing in the earliest times of the underground comix revolution, died of kidney failure Tuesday early morning, June 21st, at the Bronx Lebanon Exclusive Care Center, in accordance to his brother Seth Kallen Deitch. He experienced been a client at the facility for the past 10 years, suffering from dementia that “may or may perhaps not be the final result of lousy patterns he experienced in the past,” Seth Deitch wrote in a 2017 Facebook article.


Simon was the son of animator/cartoonist Gene Deitch
and brother to cartoonists Kim and Seth Deitch.

Much more from The Comics Journal:


As an early participant in the underground comix motion, Simon Deitch’s perform appeared in publications like the East Village Other, Gothic Blimp Functions, Tales of Sex and Loss of life, Cranium Comics, and Thrilling Murder Comics, on which he did the protect art for situation #1. Deitch, who struggled with drug habit, afterwards did get the job done in the subject of animation, and was a normal contributor to the journal Mineshaft.




“Since I was born in 1947, my daily life has had more ups and downs than a biorhythm chart on horseback,” Simon Deitch wrote in his Biographical Notes for Deitch’s Pictorama [2008]. “I’ve been kickin’ all-around the comics fandom racket in one particular form or one more from the incredibly beginning. I had my very first artwork printed in 1964 and worked the N.Y. conference scene from the get go. I slept on the flooring of Gary Arlington’s comic e-book keep, the famous San Francisco Comedian Ebook Company, for the initial calendar year of the ’70s and was Rory Hayes’s roommate for the following two. Because then I’ve labored in animation, undertaking structure get the job done on the to start with two Nicktoons. I now keep on to keep seen on the fanzine circuit. Immediately after 3 unsuccessful marriages I now make my residence with a roommate and a diabetic cat.”



The Comics Journal obituary features reminiscences of Simon by his brothers Kim and Seth.

Comix Joint has a list of underground comix with Simon contributions.

The World wide web Motion picture Database listings for Simon.

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