RIP, cartoonist Glenn Foden

America has lost one of its finest humorists and political commentators.

Glenn Foden, a widely published conservative cartoonist, died suddenly of an aneurysm at age 60 on Sunday.

He was visiting his father at the time in Massachusetts, according to his daughter Emily.

Over the past 30 years, Mr. Foden’s political cartoons have appeared in many publications, including The Daily Signal, National Review,, Jewish World Review, and The Washington Times.  He was a contributor to King Features’ syndicated The Best and the Wittiest, a weekly package of at least 25 timely and thought-provoking editorial cartoons.

As part of his bio for the website, he penned this:

For inspiration, he and his dog, Liberty, walk the woods and fields, gaining insight through a constant debate with the local squirrel population. Glenn hates shining the spotlight on himself, never grants interviews and really looks down on the pretentious people who write about themselves in the third person.

That quote perfectly sums up Glenn’s outlook and wry wit.  Laden with talent and a keen eye for the absurd, he skewered the high and mighty and did so with originality, humor, a twinkle in his eye, and a chuckle.  His caricatures of Barack Obama and ACLU lawyers are priceless.  Glenn was wonderful to work with and will be sorely missed.

Susan A. Carleson, chairman and CEO of the American Civil Rights Union, for which Mr. Foden did a cartoon for the monthly Clarion publication, said of Mr. Foden:

He was an absolute delight. I so looked forward to our monthly brainstorming sessions and I always marveled at how he was able to bring his special magic to the page, no matter how serious the subject.

I loved his wit and sense of humor and the way he drew my cat Chester, who was the title character in our series of Fatcat cartoons. I am privileged to have had Glenn touch my life, and so very proud to have his work and his name associated with the ACRU. 

What an empty space he’s left behind. Our prayers and thoughts go out to his wife Teresa, his twin daughters Emily and Hannah and the rest of Glenn’s family and friends.

A funeral service will be held in Massachusetts for Mr. Foden, who had resided in Maryland. 

Below is the final cartoon we will ever see from Glenn Foden:

Used with permission of the ACRU