Herb Green, 85, magazine cartoonist

A Herb Green cartoon from The Saturday Evening Post.

Herbert L. Green of Ridgefield, an artist and magazine cartoonist, died at his home on Saturday, Oct. 13. He was 85 years old and the husband of Crystal Force Green.
A resident since 1983, Mr. Green drew cartoons for many national magazines, including The Saturday Evening Post and Playboy.
He was a former president of the American Cartoon Society.
During his long career, Mr. Green worked and socialized with many of America’s leading cartoonists. Mort Walker, whose creations include Hi and Lois and Beetle Bailey, recalled in his book, Backstage at the Strips, when Peanuts creator Charles Schulz first came to New York City. “Schulz visited New York in 1951 and slept on the couch in the living room of Herb Green’s apartment.”
Survivors include two daughters, Amanda S. Green, MD, and Pamela A. Green, and two grandchildren, Sinan Finn Turnator and Luke Green O’Connor.
A Celebration of Life service will take place in Ridgefield at a time to be announced.
There will be no calling hours.
Contributions in Mr. Green’s memory maybe made to the Ridgefield Library Development Fund, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT  06877.
The Kane Funeral Home, 25 Catoonah St., is in charge of arrangements.

2 thoughts on “Herb Green, 85, magazine cartoonist

  1. I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Green on several occasions. We’d pass each other while he would be walking his dog and I’d be running. He was a wonderfully friendly man who dearly loved his family. He will be missed. May his memory be eternal.

  2. Herb Green was married to my older sister, Joy Kuyper, from 1951, when they graduated from the University of Missouri and went to NYC, until they divorced around 1971. As a family member, he had hilarious wit. I used to enjoy watching him draw in their NYC apartment where Chas Schultz visited. Joy kept much of his early Saturday Eve Post & other works, Christmas cards from Mort Walker and Schultz, which I inherited. I did not realize he was still alive until I ran across this post. Joy passed away in 2006 in Iowa, when we came across the Herb Green artwork archives.

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