Kurt Davis Mitchell

July 24, 1952July 1, 2020
Obituary of Kurt Davis Mitchell
Kurt Davis Mitchell, 67, passed away July 1. A freelance artist and writer, his work graced the pages of the Chicago Reader, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times among others. He also worked in video game development. In later years he self-published over a dozen comic books, graphic novels and short story anthologies. Among the better-known are Cannon Boy, Tao of the Stubbie Pencil, Scratched from Dreams, and a revised version of his children’s classic Poor Ralph. An Oak Lawn Community High School graduate, he held a Bachelor of Arts degree from Millikin University, where he was in the Kappa Sigma fraternity. Hobbies included music (clarinet and tenor sax), toy collecting, genealogy, and wines. He is survived by his brother Jon, sister-in-law Ester, nieces Monica and Lydia, and nephew David. A service will be held Friday, July 17th at 11:00am at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn 60453. In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Blake-Lamb Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

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