Cartoonist and illustrator whose best-known function was his Pulitzer Prize-winning comic remove “Bloom State,” featuring such iconic individuals as Costs the Kitty and Opus the Penguin. He kept his initial cartooning position using the Austin American-Statesman, but his editorial function triggered such controversy that he was terminated. He gained see with the Washington Post after he self-published his university newspaper remove “The Academia Waltz” to cover his tuition. He implemented “Bloom State” using the Sunday-only “Outland” and “Opus” comic strips. He retired from comic strips in 2008 to spotlight learning to be a children’s writer. His family members was surviving in Encino when he was created, but he grew up in Houston, Tx. He and his wife Jody Boyman acquired two kids. He and Bil Keane had been both well-known syndicated cartoonists.