Doug Marlette, Cartoonist – In Memoriam

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Cartoonist Doug MarletteCartoonist Doug Marlette Killed in Accident

Raleigh, N.C. (AP) — Doug Marlette, the North Carolina-born cartoonist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1988, was killed in a single-car accident Tuesday morning in Mississippi, authorities said. He was 57.

Marlette was the passenger in the car, which struck a tree after skidding on a rain-slicked road, said John Garrison, the coroner in Mississippi’s Marshall County.

“Evidently, it hydroplaned, left the highway and struck the tree,” Garrison said.

Kudzu, by Doug Marlette

Marlette’s editorial cartoons and his comic strip, “Kudzu,” are syndicated worldwide… “Cartoons are windows into the human condition,” he said when he joined the Tulsa World last year. “It’s about life.” Read more here.