Friday, November 11, 2011

Irish Cartoonist Terry Willers passed away (1935 - 2011)

Tribute by JMB

British-born, Terry Willers lived in Ireland for more than 40 years. He died, aged 76, in his home in Rathdrum, Co Wicklow, on November 8th.
Award-winning cartoonist he worked on RTÉ television’s Hall’s Pictorial Weekly and for numerous Irish publications

As a teenager he got his first job working on the Disney comic in London and later worked for the Dutch Marten Toonder studios in the 1960s. He worked on a number of newspaper strips which appeared in various European countries. He won the Jacob’s Award in 1975 for his work on Hall’s Pictorial Weekly. His cartoons featured on the Mike Murphy Show and he created strips for the Evening Herald in the 1990s. He was chairman of the International Cartoon Festivals in Rathdrum (1992-94)

Irish Times cartoonist Martyn Turner paid tribute to his counterpart and friend.
“He was always very happy and full of jokes and was an incredibly talented artist. Most cartoonists become cartoonists because they have to… but Terry could draw anything and everything. In many ways he was an artist more than he was a cartoonist.”

Terry Willers - At Pub

Terry Willers - Touring in Ireland

Terry Willers - Irish Rugby (scan of the original cartoon)

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