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Brad Anderson

Cartoonist
Date Of Birth:
14 May 1924
Date Of Death:
30 August 2015
Place Of Birth:
Jamestown, New York

Name at birth: Bradley Jay Anderson

Brad Anderson was an American cartoonist whose most famous work was Marmaduke, a syndicated strip that's been a staple in U.S. newspapers since 1954. Anderson grew up drawing cartoons, a talent he kept up as a Navy mechanic during World War II. He earned a degree at Syracuse University in 1951, and started out in the advertising business. But he soon left his office job for freelance cartooning, first with a strip called Grandpa's Boy (1954-66), and then with Marmaduke. A single-panel cartoon, Marmaduke daily explored the irresistible charms of a destructive Great Dane; at its peak, the comic appeared in more than 600 newspapers. In later years, Anderson was joined in the studio by his son, Paul.

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Marmaduke was the basis for a 2010 film starring Owen Wilson (as the voice of Marmaduke).

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