FANS MOURN DEATH OF ARCHIE’S CREATOR
After the tragic demise of 86-year-old cartoonist Tom Moore (far right) — who brought to life the escapades of the frecklefaced comic character Archie — on Monday, in his home town of El Paso, Texas, fans flooded the social networking sites.
Fans of the cartoonist took to Twitter and flooded the social networking site with pictures and clips from the hit cartoon series. Thanking the cartoonist, one fan wrote, “Thank you, #TomMoore! If you would not have created this droll, my childhood would have been humdrum. Rest in Peace!”
Meanwhile, another fan tweeted, “Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie, Moose, Dilton... thank you
for so many friends #TomMoore RIP.” Moore, who began drawing cartoons while he was in the U.S. Navy, drew Archie Andrews and his friends on and off from 1953 until he retired in the late 1980s.