‘Archie’ car­toon­ist Tom Moore dies

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM• - EL PASO, TEXAS

Tom Moore, the “Archie’’ car­toon­ist who brought to life the es­capades of a freck­led­face, red-haired char­ac­ter, has died in Texas. He was 86.

Moore, who be­gan draw­ing car­toons while in the U. S. Navy dur­ing the Korean War, died early Mon­day morn­ing while in hos­pice care in his home­town of El Paso, his son Lito Bu­janda- Moore told The As­so­ci­ated Press on Tues­day. He said his fa­ther was di­ag­nosed with throat can­cer within the past week and chose not to un­dergo treat­ment.

Moore drew Archie An­drews and his friends on and off from 1953 un­til he re­tired in the late 1980s. An­nual sales of the comic regularly sur­passed half a mil­lion dur­ing the 1960s, ac­cord­ing to the El Paso Times.

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