Bil Keane

2 Stories

Family Circus Creator Bil Keane Dead at 89

Family-oriented strip was 'last frontier of wholesome family humor'

(Newser) - Family Circle creator Bil Keane, whose single-panel cartoons have appeared in newspapers across the country for some 50 years, died yesterday. He was 89. The AP recounts a 1995 conversation with Keane, in which he attributed his comic's staying power to its simplicity and consistency. "It's reassuring,... More »

'Family Circus' Mommy Dies at 82

Real-life mom inspired long-running cartoon character

(Newser) - The inspiration for the mom in the popular Family Circus cartoon has died at the age of 82 of Alzheimer's disease. Thelma Keane was the wife of cartoonist Bil Keane, who based the long-running strip of domestic hilarity on the couple's experience raising five children, reports the Arizona Republic. "... More »

2 Stories