Marmaduke comic strip creator Brad Anderson dies

Brad Anderson, creator of the Marmaduke cartoon strip that for more than 60 years featured the antics of a lovable Great Dane, has died.

A statement from Universal Uclick, which syndicated the comic strip, said Anderson, who lived in Montgomery, Texas, near Houston, died on August 30. He was 91.

Anderson was born in Jamestown, New York, in 1924.

The Universal Uclick website says his interest in cartooning dated to his childhood, when he drew popular cartoon characters to amuse himself.

He graduated from Syracuse University and did freelance work for magazines before creating Marmaduke in 1954.

Anderson’s son, Paul, assisted him in later years on the popular comic strip.

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