Tom Moore, Archie Comics Cartoonist, Has Died

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

Tom Moore, the comic book artist that drew Archie, has died of lung cancer. He was 86 years old.

The El Paso native drew Archie and his pals for several decades. Moore got his start drawing comics for military publications. The El Paso Times has the scoop:

Moore, an Austin High School graduate, got his start as a cartoonist while serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He had drawn a cartoon of his captain for fun, then was called into his office. He expected to get in trouble, but was instead reassigned to be a staff cartoonist.

He created the popular “Chick Call” strip, which ran in military service publications.