Wednesday, July 13, 2016

New Yorker Cartoonist Michael Crawford, 1941 – 2016

Michael Crawford, who began publishing his drawings in The New Yorker in 1984, passed away yesterday afternoon at age seventy-five.

Crawford’s work has appeared in the pages of the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. He recently married New Yorker cartoonist Carolita Johnson with whom he lived in Kingston, NY.

Crawford's first New Yorker cartoon, June-25-1984

More: a tribute by New Yorker cartoonist Michael Maslin on his Inkspill blog.


  1. A gentle correction: so far as I know the New Yorker cartoonist and the actor are two different people.

  2. He was 70 and had been living in Kingston, New York.

  3. And there was that perfect afternoon at the Met. We spent quite a long time at Mme. X and after you talked about Neruda's clouds. Then we had nowhere to go. But we always had Mme. X.