Jerry Dumas, American cartoonist, Died at 86

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Gerald “Jerry” Dumas was born on June 6, 1930, in Detroit, and died on November 12, 2016.

He  was an American cartoonist

Dumas was best known for his Sam and Silo comic strip.

He was also a writer and essayist, and a columnist for the Greenwich Time.

He began drawing cartoons when he was nine years old.

During 1954, after acquiring a degree in English from Arizona State University, where he contributed drawings to the State Press, he worked as a text editor on Mort Walker’s comic strips (Hi and Lois and Beetle Bailey)

Between his comics work, he made numerous illustrations and cartoons.

Initially selling them to the local Teen magazine, he soon was published in magazines and newspapers like The Washington Post, The New Yorker and The New York Times.

He was also a writer, he contributed essays to the Atlantic Monthly, the Smithsonian, and The Connoisseur.

Jerry also published a childhood memoir, An Afternoon in Waterloo Park.

He resided in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Gail, with whom he had three sons.

He died from neuroendocrine cancer.

Jerry Dumas passed away at 86 years old.

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