“Archie” Comics Cartoonist Tom Moore Dies At 86

Tom Moore

Archie artist Tom Moore was one of several through the years.

El Paso, TX—Tom Moore, famous for drawing “Archie” comics in the 1950s, has died from lung cancer. He was 86.

Called a “cartoonist’s cartoonist” by his former editor Victor Gorelick, Moore started drawing for Archie in 1953, and left in 1961 to pursue other projects. He would go on to draw for “Mighty Mouse,” “Snuffy Smith” and Underdog,” before returning to the Riverdale gang in the late 1970s to work primarily on comics about Archie’s pal, Jughead.

Like any true fan of the comic book, Moore didn’t like the direction the books took in the last several years, calling the killing of Archie last year in one of the story lines “a cynical way to get the press to pay attention and get free publicity.”

He was survived by his wife of 63 years, Ruth; his son Lito; and his daughter Hollly Mathew.


Tom Moore consulted on RECOiL, The Graphic Novel: The Book Version of the Movie. The two met when RECOiL writer/director Brian DiMaio spent a year as an Archie minor character.

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Georgia Aquarium Can’t Seem To Keep Sea Monkeys Alive

Georgia Aquarium Sea Monkey Lab

A look inside the Georgia Aquarium Sea Monkey laboratory.

Atlanta, GA—The Georgia Aquarium, the world’s largest aquarium, confirmed last week it is having a difficult time keeping the sea monkeys alive in one of its smaller yet more popular exhibits.

Aquarium spokesperson Irene Vick said they have had no problem breeding the small sea creatures, but have been unsuccessful in keeping them alive for more than a few weeks, despite constant monitoring and adhering to the letter of the instructional packet that comes with them when they arrive in the mail.
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