The sad news today from Arizona is that cartoonist Bil Keane, whose Family Circus has delighted us for fifty years, died of congestive heart failure. He was 89.
Keane debuted The Family Circus in February 1960 and drew endless inspiration from his real-life family. Those endlessly curious, often too clever children and their loving, long-suffering parents captured the essence of the typical American family.
All of us at the Library of American Comics and IDW Publishing join his family in celebrating Bil Keane’s life.