MONTGOMERY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Brad Anderson, creator of the “Marmaduke” cartoon strip that for more than 60 years featured the antics of a lovable Great Dane, has died.READ MORE: Public Utility Commission Grills ERCOT Over Its Call For Texans To Conserve Energy This Week
A statement Tuesday from Universal Uclick, which syndicated the comic strip, says Anderson died August 30. He was 91.
Universal Uclick spokeswoman Julie Halper didn’t immediately provide additional details on the death of Anderson, who lived in Montgomery, about 50 miles north of Houston.READ MORE: Feds Warn Against Fake COVID-19 Vaccine Cards
Anderson was born in Jamestown, New York, in 1924. The Universal Uclick website says Anderson’s 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.MORE NEWS: Tarrant County Issues Warning About Expedited Passport Scams
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