May 28, 2004 by

Gill Fox


Categories: Artists, Media, Writers/Editors

Gilbert T. Fox, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist, died on May 15. Cause of death was not released. He was 88.
The New York City native studied art at the former Textile High School in Greenwich Village. He completed the Landon Art Correspondence Course and launched an eight-decade career as an editor, writer and artist.
In 1936, Fox landed a job as an opaquer for the Fleischer animation studio. There he colored transparent, animation cells and inked “Betty Boop” and “Popeye” cartoons. From 1940 to 1943, Fox worked for Quality Comics, drawing covers for comic books and editing “Police Comics.” He worked on “Bernie Blood” and “Dogface” for Stars and Stripes during World War II, and later drew backgrounds and wrote scripts for episodes of Will Eisner’s “The Spirit.” Fox also wrote and drew the newspaper cartoon “Side Glances” from 1962 to 1982.
Despite his well-established career in the funny pages, Fox was most proud of his political cartoons. His artistic commentary, which appeared in the Connecticut Post for six years, was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Fox won first place in the 1992 Excellence in Journalism competition, sponsored by the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists, and received the 2003 New England Newspaper award.

2 Responses to Gill Fox

  1. David Young

    A wonderful interview with Gill Fox (conducted by Jim Amash) can be found in the January 2002 issue (#12) of ALTER EGO magazine (published by TwoMorrows, ), discussing Mr. Fox’s long career in comics. I highly recommend that anyone wanting to find out more about Fox should try to track down a copy.
    David Young

  2. Donna F. Morency

    Just read David Young’s mention of my dad, Gill Fox. Thanks. Jim Amash also did a wonderful tribute to my dad after he passed away. The article can be found in AlterEgo. Thanks again David Young!!

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