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Tony Auth dies at 72; Pulitzer-winning Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist
Tony Auth dies at 72; Pulitzer-winning Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist

Tony Auth, the Philadelphia Inquirer's editorial cartoonist for more than 40 years and winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1976, died of brain cancer Sunday. He was 72. His death was confirmed by the Inquirer, where he worked from 1971 until his resignation in 2012. "As a cartoonist, he was a gem — a journalist who could evoke reactions from readers ranging from anger and indignation to elation and illumination," said William K. Marimow, the newspaper's editor. Auth was born in Akron, Ohio, on May 7, 1942, and moved to Los Angeles with his family when he was 9. He graduated from UCLA in 1965, majoring in biological illustration. He was a medical illustrator at...

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