October 18, 2005

Lone Ranger cartoonist Gill dies at 92

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tom Gill, who drew "The Lone Ranger"
comic books, died on Monday of heart failure at his home in
Croton-on-Hudson, New York, his wife said on Tuesday. He was

Between 1950 and 1970, Gill drew the masked rider of the
Old West, the Lone Ranger, and his Indian sidekick Tonto for
"The Lone Ranger" comic books. He also drew the "Hi-Yo Silver"
and "Bonanza" comic books.

He taught cartooning and children's book illustration in
New York area colleges, including the School of Visual Arts,
where he served as department chair in 1948 and alumni director
in 1969.

Gill grew up in Brooklyn and went to work for the New York
Daily News, where he was credited with drawing the first map of
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Later he worked for the
New York Herald Tribune and the New York Times.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, daughter Nancy
Zaglaluer, son Tom, four grandchildren and three

A funeral Mass will be held in Croton-on-Hudson on Friday.