Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's a sad, sad, sad, sad world....

Hard to believe just a mere 3 weeks ago, Bill wrote his last blog.  I am his wife, Sharon, or as most of you know me, Perfect Wifey.  I wanted to be sure that those who loved Bill and his blog were informed that he passed away last evening.  His talent and humor were known by many, and his legacy will continue for years to come.  Thank you for your continued support of Bill's blog over the years.  He was very proud of it, and really enjoyed sharing his thoughts and talents with you all.  Much love....  PW

23 Comments:

Anonymous Stagemomma said...

I have followed this Blog for as long as it has existed.... Many times it made me laugh and have a better day. To PW hugs and thoughts of how special you will always be to him!

October 28, 2012 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger Ruprecht said...

I've followed Bill since being introduced to his artwork and posts with CliqueClack.

Please accept my heartfelt condolences, Mrs. White. Bill will be greatly missed.

October 29, 2012 at 1:48 AM  
Blogger eeTeeD said...

a terrible tragedy and a great loss.

i'm very upset and don't know what else to say.

October 29, 2012 at 4:24 AM  
Blogger Jerry Fuchs said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was one of the funniest guys I have ever had the pleasure to know.
I treasure the memories of him during our time at the Kubert school,
and have posted a few thoughts on Facebook.
Please take care.

October 29, 2012 at 6:17 AM  
Anonymous Ben Price said...

My condolences to you and your family. I also have great memories of Bill and his work, while we were at the Kubert School.

He will be missed.

October 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Newt said...

An amazing artist and an even better friend. Thanks for everything, Bill.

October 29, 2012 at 11:05 AM  
Anonymous Tracy said...

Sharon,
I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was a joy to talk too.
He always made me laugh and I have vivid memories of his little Mischievous smirk he would give you while landing a punchline. He was a fabulous Frank Burns in the SHS version of M*A*S*H. We all loved working with Bill.
Bill touched so many with his wit and wonderful sense of fun and humor. You've accomplished quite a feat being dubbed Perfect Wifey. Not a lot of men would bestow that title on their spouse day in and out. Peace to you and Oscar... prayers.
Tracy H Kiddie

October 29, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger thecaricatureguy said...

Sharon, so stunned and sad to hear this and deeply sorry for your loss. Bill was, hands down, THE funniest human being I have ever met and a wonderful combination of kind soul and biting wit. He will be missed greatly. I first met him at the very beginning of my caricature career 23 years ago, he was a heroic figure to me and an inspiration to me as the new kid, i felt honored to be in the same field as him! Years later having him in easy reach again across the drawing table at building #19 was a bright spot in my life. I Will be thinking of you and your family.
Ed Smith

October 30, 2012 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger TAYO Fatunla said...

Bill was a good friend and a damn good cartoonist.
I have his drawing he did for me in my authograph book years back. Himself and Gary Fields, good mates at school were ever so funny. He'll be missed very much by this his Nigerian friend and former Joe Kubert School mate.

He is at peace.

TAYO

October 30, 2012 at 5:22 PM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

It is easy to see how much he meant and still means to others by the comments on this blog. I, too, am so very sorry about Bill's passing. With Mat Brown, Bill helped introduce me to the joys of cartooning in the past couple of years. I feel blessed to have known him and benefitted from his gifts of cartooning and humor. May peace be with you and your family at this time, P.W.

P.L. Frederick (Small & Big)

October 30, 2012 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Mark Heng said...

PW,
I just heard the news from a fellow caricaturist- My deepest sympathies. I only met Bill a few times, but he made a great impression with his personality and his talent was amazing. Actually, he was a bit of legend in our little gang!
We'll miss ya, Bill.

October 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Auntie Pearl said...

I am a 2005 graduate of the Building #19 Cartooning School. When I signed up, I had no idea how far Hingham was from Beverly, MA. Basically, I was going from the North Shore to the South Shore. How hard could that be, I thought. Two hours of traffic later I realized. However, it was worth every minute in traffic. Bill and Matt Brown were a perfect pair. I loved the way Bill got some good digs in before Matt could defend himself. Yet their personalities and styles meshed to make it one of my most memorable classes In fact, I attempted a post-graduate course. Their ads for Bld. #19 are legendary; their humor was mercifully as un-PC as it gets. What a unique, humorous and smart guy Bill was. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. My thoughts go out to his family. Sharon Love Cook

October 30, 2012 at 10:17 PM  
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October 31, 2012 at 12:01 AM  
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October 31, 2012 at 12:04 AM  
Blogger MikeH said...

My thoughts are with you Sharon. Never dreamed this would hit me so hard. But I should have realized how much he meant to me when I came to visit that time when you guys were at Front St., literally decades after last seeing him. Only wish that I could have dropped by to visit more often all those times I drove by your home to and from work, but I wouldn't have wanted to disturb him if he was having a bad day. Wish I could have gone to more of your shows in Cohassett, but he always seemed embarassed when I did. Just couldn't convince him how much fun it was for me to watch you guys perform (like HE could ever give a bad performance!). Everything I ever learned about being humorous and funny or being analytical or critical about entertainment in general, I now know I learned from him. Guess I'll have to save all my antedotes and stories for when I see him again on the other side. Til then it just won't be the same knowing he's not a phone call away anymore. Love ya, Kid. Always have, always will.

October 31, 2012 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger David said...

I only met Bill once. He was teaching caricature at the aptly named Brown & White College of Cartoon Knowledge. Bill warned us that some subjects or their families might take offense at our work.

Bill's advice, "tell them to take it up with God."

May the joy, smiles, clear thinking and outspoken truth he brought to the world be an inspiration and comfort to all.

November 1, 2012 at 8:29 PM  
Anonymous Eric said...

Rest In Peace Bill! You are truly missed by many. Thank you for showing me your passion of being a cartoonist, you have brought great joy in my life :)

November 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM  
Blogger Mykal said...

PW: You have my heartfelt condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a great cartoonist and just a real good guy. I got to know him because of our mutual interest in Harvey comics and kids' comics in general. I am terribly sorry I didn't get to meet him. I will miss his vitality and his great art.

Rest in peace, Bill.

November 30, 2012 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Chris Sabatino said...

I still check this blog almost everyday like I have since I discovered it. I remember Bill's many hilarious blogs last Christmas featuring his own version of the night before Christmas. Every year I loved to read what toys he would get and what tacky Xmas videos he would watch. I hope his family is doing well. Miss you, Bill, & Happy Holidays!

December 13, 2012 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Auntie Pearl said...

It seems to me that Bill had a lot of sincere friends who really appreciated him. Sharon Cook, Beverly, MA

January 16, 2013 at 10:58 PM  
Anonymous Matt Collins said...

I worked with Bill as an intern in the advertising department of Building #19 when I was a senior in high school twelve years ago. Working with Bill at such an impressionable age taught me so much about the commercial art world. It's impossible to quantify how much I learned from working with Bill everyday. Watching him effortlessly knock out cartoons and listen to stories about working on Ren & Stimpy. The way I hand print letters today is 100% influenced by Bill White.

I'd be happy to help curate a book of his work if it would be appropriate. I still have a caricature of myself that Bill gave me when I graduated from high school along with a giant portfolio case that I still use. Whether it is printed through a publisher or made available through Blurb, I'd be willing to lay the book out for press and all funds could go to his family. Knowing how much Bill produced, I'm sure the book could be 3000 pages. :)

June 26, 2013 at 1:11 AM  
Blogger eeTeeD said...

hi. are there people other than myself that still visit Bill's blog?

September 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Chris Sabatino said...

I still come and check out Bill's blog, not everyday like I used to though. Missing his posts and endless phone conversations about nerd stuff with Bill!

October 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM  

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