September 21, 2003 by

Steve Gould

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Categories: Artists, Media

Steve Gould, a cartoonist who used his art to deal with a cancer diagnosis, committed suicide on Sept. 7. He was 57.
After graduating with a microbiology degree from the University of Georgia, Gould moved to Miami and began exploring his creative side. In the late 1970s, Gould co-wrote two scripts for the TV show, “Barney Miller,” though neither of them were filmed. So he made cartoons his favored medium.
Gould spent 20 years working as a cartoonist and teaching the art at Miami Dade Community College. His work appeared in several South Florida newspapers, including The Miami Herald and the Kendall Gazette. He also published 12 books of cartoons, but was best known for “Thank God It’s Only Cancer,” a collection he drew after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma eight years ago. He had been in remission for the past few years.

One Response to Steve Gould

  1. Jeff Alan Wolf

    I was shocked to learn of Steve’s death years after the fact.
    I worked with Steve on My TV Show in South Florida, The Sunshine Connection.
    I found Steve to be warm, Genuinely Funny and a Very Down to earth guy. I enjoyed the short time I had working with Steve.
    his memory will always put a smile on my face.
    Rest In Peace Steve

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