Lamar Sparkman, a sports cartoonist whose work appeared on the pages of the Tampa Times and The Tampa Tribune for 40 years, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. He was 88.

Sparkman also designed the original “Bucco Bruce” logo for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The farewell illustration shown above was adapted from a Sparkman cartoon that appeared in the Tribune on Dec. 16, 1984. To read Joey Johnston’s story about Lamar Sparkman from, click HERE.


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