25 Illustrations That Show Deep Respect To The Late Gene Deitch, The Illustrator Of Tom & Jerry And Popeye

It’s not an exaggeration to claim that seeing Tom & Jerry or Popeye as a child was one of the best experiences of our youth. Do you know the creative mind behind this lovely animated series, though? Eugene Merril Deitch, often known as Gene Deitch, was an American illustrator, director, and comic book creator. It’s unlikely that many people were familiar with him. The unfortunate news is that we lost this tale, though. He was 95 years old when he passed away on April 16, 2020, after dedicating his life to the arts.


Since learning of his demise, artists from all across the world have paid tribute to the renowned animator by posting their poignant creations online. The artists also wish to express their gratitude to him for giving them an amazing upbringing through them. Gene Deitch, please go in peace. And now, let’s scroll down and look at the pieces of art below. We are sure that you will definitely love them

#1 “Thank you Gene for making my childhood awesome.”

Source: ghean.thegate.5

#2 “A quick sketch in tribute to Gene Deitch, one of the animators and director of Tom and Jerry and Popeye, thank you for an awesome childhood, Rest In Peace.”

Source: tomowjy

#3 “Thank you for creating a wonderful childhood for everyone. Gene Deitch”

Source: YonaJS

#4 Gone but not forgotten

Source: sharukh_sir

#5 Rest in peace

Source: vraioufakeofficiel

#6 “His illustrations were my childhood!”

Source: mohammed_turq

#7 It’s truly heartbreaking…

Source: funalive.official

#8 Goodbye sweet angel

Source: cao.lyy

#9 “RIP Gene Deitch (1924 – 2020 )”

Source: harshal7878

#10 “Gene Deitch 💔”

Source: micke.y

#11 “Today we celebrate the life of Gene Deitch, the director of classic cartoons like Tom & Jerry and Popeye who left behind a legacy that will continue to live on for years. Rest in peace!⁣”

Source: officialparleg

#12 “You would always be remembered through your cartoons.. “

Source: chetanadvirkar

#13 “This illustration is in honor of the great illustrator and animator #genedeitch who brought Tom, Jerry and Popeye to life.”

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Source: alextorres.xd

#14 “Thank you for making our childhood awesome”

Source: illustrator_ars

#15 Fly away from here sweet angel

Source: auri_art_draw

#16 We will never forget you

Source: smadav

#17 RIP Gene Deitch

Source: aamhi_pohekar

#18 “So sad, what now to do…?”

Source: afifpermana

#19 “Our last goodbye to great Gene Deitch. Rest in love”

Source: arts2lifee

#20 “Oh dear, what do we do now?”

Source: arts2lifee

#21 “Good-bye to Tom & Jerry and Popeye’s brilliant illustrator. Goodbye, Gene Deitch.”


#22 Gene Deitch (1924 – 2020) – I love his wings

Source: auri_art_draw

#23 May your beautiful soul RIP, GeneDeitch – the man who gave us a childhood we can call ourselves lucky for. Thank you for giving us millions of amazing childhood memories!

Source: itsanirudhabedarkar

#24 “Don’t worry boys I will always be there with you”……..R.I.P Gene Deitch. Thank you for making our childhood so special……

Source: uttiyartz

#25 Tribute to Gene Deitch – Director of Tom & Jerry and Popeye. Let the chase never ends

Source: ravi.imperfect

H/T: Boredpanda

Gene Deitch literally gave us the best childhood and I am sure you all can relate to this fact. Don’t forget to share with us what are your thoughts on these wholesome illustrations. Stay tuned for more.


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