Friday, March 16, 2007

We'll miss you Jay!

NEW YORK March 15, 2007

King Features Syndicate Editor in Chief Jay Kennedy died yesterday in a drowning accident while vacationing in Costa Rica, He was 50.

"I got to spend some nice times with Jay when I was living in New York. He was looking for some help putting together the latest version of The Underground guide and asked for assistance from me. The work itself never seemed to get going, but I loved hanging out with him and looking through his vast collection, and talking "shop". He had some wonderful stuff jammed packed in his NY apartment. He possessed a vast knowledge of the medium, equal to the love he had for it. All the 'underground' scene will miss you Jay!"

-Dave Astor wrote..."Jay Kennedy was a great friend to the cartooning community," National Cartoonists Society President Rick Stromoski said in an e-mail to E&P. "He loved the art form. His instincts and advice were always spot on. He was loved and respected by everyone and he will be sorely missed." According to a Hearst obituary released this afternoon, "Kennedy once explained that he chose a life in cartooning because 'in the fine arts, artists generally comment on the world only obliquely. ... By contrast, cartoons are an art form accessible to all people. ...'"
Here are some very nice remembrance's that are coming in.
A very nice OBIT from The New York Observer: click here


stephanie said...

Hey, so sorry to hear about your friend...


Tess said...

Hey, steffi set me up with a blog now too, you should check it out
It was good seeing you! love Tess