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#611 Ralph Steadman / Wavy Gravy – 15 May 1936

Ralph Steadman Ralph Steadman (born 15 May 1936) is a British cartoonist renowned for his political and social caricatures, cartoons and picture books. Best known for his work with American author Hunter S. Thompson. He designed a set of four British postage stamps to commemorate the appearance … Continue reading

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#572 Veronica Guerin / Bill Watterson – 05 July 1958

Veronica Guerin Veronica Guerin (5 July 1958 – 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau. Guerin received the International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists in December … Continue reading

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#550 Ewan McGregor / Craig McCracken – 31 March 1971

Ewan McGregor Ewan Gordon McGregor (born 31 March 1971) is a Scottish actor who has had success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in … Continue reading

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#314 Robert Crumb / Jean-Claude Killy – 30 August 1943

Robert Crumb Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943)—known as Robert Crumb and R. Crumb—is an American artist, illustrator, and musician recognized for the distinctive style of his drawings and his critical, satirical, subversive view of the American mainstream. Crumb was a founder of … Continue reading

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#259 Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) / Garry Trudeau – 21 July 1948

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948 in Marylebone, London, England), originally and commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is an English musician. He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam. His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and … Continue reading

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#82 Frankie Howerd / Will Eisner – 06 March 1917

Frankie Howerd Francis Alick “Frankie” Howerd OBE (6 March 1917 – 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as “a series of comebacks”, spanned six decades. He was famous for his seemingly off-the-cuff remarks to … Continue reading

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#78 Ronald Searle / James Doohan – 03 March 1920

Ronald Searle Ronald William Fordham Searle, CBE, RDI, (born 3 March 1920, Cambridge, England) is an influential English artist and cartoonist. Best known as the creator of St Trinian’s School (the subject of several books and seven full-length films). He is also the co-author (with Geoffrey Willans) … Continue reading

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