Cartoonist John Callahan dies

July 26, 2010 in General, News

Quadriplegic cartoonist John Callahan has died, aged 59. Best known for his cartoons satirising attitudes to disability, Callahan was himself paralysed in a car accident in his early twenties. He also wrote books, notably his autobiography Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot (now out of print), its title taken from the cartoon above, and music, and two animated TV shows were produced from his cartoons.

He was also the subject of this documentary for Dutch TV:

2 responses to Cartoonist John Callahan dies

  1. It’s a terrible tragedy that John Callahan has passed away. You can help remember him by contributing to his memorial website at

  2. Mr. John Callahan’s cartoon’s are great, putting transparency on our vissistudes, he does jar the sensibilities, however to prick our being is good, makes one think. hanks

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