This one hurts. I just learned that Marty died Wednesday night, August 26, 2009, at his home. What a great guy he was, not to mention what a great cartoonist he was. Here's a sketch he did for me in 1973.
Marty Murphy was a master cartoonist who contributed regularly to Playboy and is probably best known for that work. But to animation fans his credentials are equally impressive.
Marty was a Production Designer on Mister Magoo in 1960, a Layout Artist on Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat, Character Designer on Wait Till Your Father Gets Home 1972 - 1974, and Hong Kong Fooey 1974. He was a Storyboard Artist on DuckTales, Garfield and Friends, Tom and Jerry: The Movie, and a whole lot of other stuff which can be found at the IMDb site:
Every once in awhile the cartoonist community suffers a great loss, and this is one of them.