Edward Cartier, whose work was showcased in the ’30s and ’40s in The Shadow, passed away on Christmas after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 94.
Having begun his stint on The Shadow in 1936, Cartier turned down the opportunity to become an assistant to Norman Rockwell to continue with his work. By the end of his career he had drawn over 800 illustrations for the strip.
Cartier’s work was also used in book covers, for top-tier science fiction authors such as Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.
According to his son, Dean, Cartier also drew hand-made Christmas cards, the last one depicting Santa giving the Shadow a gift in 2005.
[Via Hollywood Reporter. Photo via Associated Press.]