Local comic book writer, artist Chris Yambar dies at 59

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Yambar did comics such as The Simpsons, Popeye and Mr. Magoo

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) –– Local writer and comic book artist Chris Yambar died on Saturday.

His wife and agent shared the news on Facebook.

Yambar did comics such as The Simpsons, Popeye and Mr. Magoo.

First News sat down with Yambar last year about his project, The Yellow Kid.

Yellow Kid comic, Chris Yambar, Youngstown

“There were people who, I mean, they ran out to buy the paper to find out what the comic strip was for that day,” Yambar said about recreating America’s oldest comic strip.

Yambar was 59 years old.

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