Arts & Culture
4:29 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Kansas City Cartoonist Charles Barsotti Dies

A cartoon Charles Barsotti penned for KCUR.
A cartoon Charles Barsotti penned for KCUR.
Credit Charles Barsotti

Kansas City-based cartoonist Charles Barsotti died Monday, according to The Kansas City Star.

Barsotti, 80, was a regular contributor to The New Yorker, The Atlantic and USA Today. He published more than 1,300 cartoons during his career.

"Barsotti mined most any topic using a variety of comic setups," writes the Star's Edward M. Eveld. "They included the clipped conversations of kings and aristocrats and a seated therapist remarking to a patient on the couch."

He even doodled a few panels for KCUR.

Barsotti, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year, died at home with his family.

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