comscore Isle cartoonist Dave Thorne dies at 82 | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Isle cartoonist Dave Thorne dies at 82

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

Dave Thorne, an artist and educator who influenced generations of Hawaii cartoonists and illustrators, died early this morning. He was 82.

A Facebook posting from his son, Randy, said Thorne suffered a major stroke on Friday.

Thorne was frequently called “the father” and even “the Jedi master” of Hawaii cartooning.  

Thorne taught cartooning classes at the University of Hawaii for 23 years and also was an illustrator for the Department of Education for many years. He was active until last year, lecturing and drawing for children at a series of appearances at Hawaii libraries.

Thorne’s Sunday cartoon strip, “Thorney’s Zoo,” appeared in the Star-Bulletin and then the Honolulu Star-Advertiser from 2007 until last year.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up