Longtime cartoonist Tom Moore died

Moore began drawing cartoons while serving in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Created On: Jul 23, 2015 15:41 ISTModified On: Jul 23, 2015 17:10 IST

Tom MooreCartoonist Tom Moore, who gave life to the cartoon character Archie, died on 20 July 2015 after battling with lung cancer in El Paso, Texas. He was 86. Moore was famously known for drawing the cartoon character Archie Andrews and his friends on and off from 1953 until he retired in the late 1980s.

Moore began drawing cartoons while serving in the US Navy during the Korean War. After the war, Moore attended a school in New York for cartoonists. He studied under Tarzan comic strip illustrator Burne Hogarth.

Later, Moore signed up with Archie Comics in New York. Originally, the comic was created by Bob Montana in 1941, and Moore took over it in 1953.

After his retirement, some of his work was displayed at the El Paso Museum of Art in 1996.

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