I was saddened to learn that my friend, and long time CagleCartoonist, Sandy Huffaker, has passed away. Sandy was my hero in the 1970’s when I was in high school, and he was a big influence on me. The 1970’s were the glory days for cartoon illustrators and I rushed off to Manhattan in 1977, hoping to have a career drawing cartoons for the big magazines like my idol, Sandy. I loved reading Time magazine as a teenager because Sandy was in almost every issue, with delightful, colorful illustrations; in fact, Sandy was in all the major magazines in the 1970’s. Sandy’s work was everywhere!