Sunday, January 01, 2006

Maurice Dodd RIP

It probably won't make many headlines, but the remaining half of Britain's best-ever cartooning duo has died at the age of 83. Maurice Dodd wrote the dialogue for The Perishers, which was illustrated by Dennis Collins; after Collins died in the 1980s, Dodd began drawing the strip as well.

I'd like to think that Dodd's passing would be commemorated with the retrospective collection that the strip has always deserved, but from what I know of the Daily Mirror's current management I don't have great hope.

Dodd's family have provided an address for well-wishers on the
Perishers website.

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