Mell Lazarus

Syndicated cartoonist

Mell Lazarus (May 3, 1927[1] – May 24, 2016)[2] was an American cartoonist,. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach (1957–2002) and Momma (1970–2016). He wrote two novels. For his comic strip Pauline McPeril (a 1966-69 collaboration with Jack Rickard), he used the pseudonym Fulton, which is also the name of a character in his first novel, The Boss Is Crazy, Too.

Lazarus served as President of the National Cartoonists Society from 1989 to 1993.

Lazarus died on May 24, 2016 at his home in Los Angeles, California from complications of Alzheimer's disease, aged 89.[3]


  1. Miller, John Jackson (June 10, 2005). "Comics Industry Birthdays". Comics Buyer's Guide (1485). Archived from the original on October 30, 2010. Retrieved December 12, 2010.
  2. "Mell Lazarus 1927-2016". National Cartoonists Society. May 24, 2016.
  3. Michael Cavna (May 25, 2016). "R.I.P., Mell Lazarus: Colleagues salute the warm wit of the 'Momma' and 'Miss Peach' comics creator". Washington Post. Retrieved May 25, 2016.

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