Rex Babin, Sacramento Bee Editorial Cartoonist, Dies at 49

Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist Rex Babin, who often appeared on this blog’s Cartoon(s) of the Week segment, died  at his home after a long battle with cancer. He was 49.

Babin’s favorite cartoons were often his most poignant. After the attacks on the World Trade Towers in 2001, he drew Libertas slumped and weeping with her head in her hands.

Babin continued drawing until recently,lending his pen to both local Sacramento Politics and the National campaign for the Republican nomination.
Here is one of his cartoons from the ongoing primaries:

It’s a shame to lose so good a cartoonist at so early an age.


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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on March 31, 2012, in Announcement, Art, Arts, creativity, editorial, election, event, funny, government, humor, News, Opinion, Politics, Press, quote, Word from Bill and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Rest in peace. My condolences to the surviving family

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