Chapter . Doug Marlette, 1949-2007

Our friend and colleague Doug Marlette, the Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, award-winning author, and playwright, died on July 10, 2007, in a car accident. Marlette was 57.

Marlette made his mark on political cartooning from the very start, drawing for his student newspaper at Florida State University. He went on to work at The Charlotte Observer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Newsday, The Tallahassee Democrat, and The Tulsa World. He also wrote and drew the nationally syndicated comic strip, “Kudzu” (pictured below) which he started in 1981 – the year he was the only cartoonist ever to be awarded a Nieman Fellowship. When the Space Shuttle exploded in January 1986, Doug drew an iconic crying ...

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