Cathy Guisewite: Cathy comic strip cartoonist

August 12, 2010

Cathy Guisewite, Cathy comic strip cartoonist, is calling it quits on the romantically challenged cartoon character who has been entertaining readers since 1976. The last edition of the cartoon is set for the date of October 3rd, 2010. Read more here about Guisewite and while she felt it was time to put Cathy to rest now.

Meet Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic strip cartoon Cathy. Guisewite was born on September 5th of 1950, making her to be 59 years of age at the time of this writing. She was born in Dayton, Ohio and raised in Midland, Michigan, where she also graduated college. After attaining her degree in English, Cathy decided to pursue a career as a cartoonist. Guisewite created Cathy back in 1976 and though contemplating the retirement of Cathy for over a year, she finally decided that October 3rd of 2010 would be the time to hang cartoon Cathy’s hat.

Guisewite has won several awards for her work on Cathy, including the prestigious Reuben award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year.

Cathy resides in Los Angeles, along with her husband Chris Wilkinson, her daughter and stepson.

So what prompted Guisewite to end her 34 year run of her successful strip that has been printed in over 1,400 newspapers every Sunday? Family. In a statement, Cathy explained, “After almost 34 years of meeting newspaper deadlines, I’m facing some personal deadlines whose requirements simply exceed my ability to procrastinate any longer.” And that includes visiting her 18-year-old daughter who lives in Florida.

About her cartoon strip Guisewite said, “Over the decades, I have been in various states of denial about how much of me is actually in her. But definitely the weak and triumphant moments in Cathy’s life are right out of mine.”

So sad! But I suppose all good things must come to an end sometime. Best wishes go out to Cathy Guisewite and her future endeavors.

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2 Responses to “Cathy Guisewite: Cathy comic strip cartoonist”

  1. 1
    Jeanette Says:

    I grew up reading Cathy! 34 years is a long run…

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    Adell Worell Says:

    Cathy Guisewite is ending her comic strip "Cathy". And all I could think of was…Did I read Funky Winkerbean this morning?