Marmaduke, by Brad Anderson

Brad Anderson's interest in cartooning dated back to his early childhood. Born in Jamestown, New York, he drew popular cartoon characters and sold his first cartoons to an aviation magazine while still in high school. Anderson continued his art career as a freelancer while serving four years in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He then attended Syracuse University's School of Fine Arts, aspiring to be an industrial designer.

Marmaduke by Brad Anderson

Upon graduation from Syracuse, Anderson moved into advertising where he continued to freelance. In 1953 Anderson decided to concentrate on his cartooning full-time. A year later he created 'Marmaduke', the funny cartoon panel (and Sunday strip) about a big Danish dog, which was released in newspapers in November 1954. Throughout the years, Anderson has had assistance from Phil Leeming (1955-1962), Dorothy Leeming (1963-1969) and his son Paul Anderson (since 2004). The strip appears in more than 500 newspapers around the world through Universal Uclick. The veteran cartoonist passed away on 30 August 2015, at the age of 91.

Marmaduke by Brad Anderson

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