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March 12, 2017

Vale Murray Ball
(1938 - 2017)

Cover of the Footrot Flats book by Murray Ball

It is with great sadness that the ACA received the news of the death of Murray Ball. It is always heartbreaking when a cartoonist of such standing and with such a contribution to popular culture passes away.

However, we are left with his enormous legacy to cartooning - from his children’s books, his books for adults through to his so well-beloved series for everyone, Footrot Flats.

Murray was a great influence to many Australian cartoonists and will be long remembered by his friends across the sea here in Australia.

On behalf of the ACA I extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Pam and their children.

Jules Faber
Australian Cartoonists Association