New Yorker cartoonist Leo Cullum died at age 68, on October 23, 2010. Cullum was a pilot who began sending selling his cartoons to the New Yorker in 1975.

Alex Anderson, the creator of Rocky and Bullwinkle died on Friday October 22, 2010. While the cartoon series was the creation of Jay Ward, it had been Anderson who had created the characters. Anderson was also involved in the creation of  the character Dudley Do-Right of the Canadian Mounted Police.  In 1949 Anderson and Ward also created “Crusader Rabbit,” the first animated series created for television.