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Kemsley dead

I’m honestly heartbroken.

James Kemsley, who from 1984 to present drew the Australian comic “Ginger Meggs” has died at 59 of Motor Neuron disease.

I read James Kemsley’s version of Ginger Meggs ever since I learnt how to read, and he had inspired me to draw and wanting to be a cartoonist when I grew up. That never eventuated, but for ages I read the regular comic strip.

I even briefly met the guy when I was in my teens, and taught me how to do “scratch etches” in the corner of pictures to give it that more shadow feel.

You’re out of pain now. VALE.

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Matt

Owner and Operator of Wireless Fodder.
Lover of Australian pop culture, comedy, and obscurities. Works in Australian media, enjoys a beer or three. Happily married to an American.

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