HERMAN, a witty and pioneering cartoon that has appeared in hundreds of newspapers throughout the world, lives on despite the tragic loss of its creator, Jim Unger. Unger, who died in June 2012, left a legacy of over 8000 HERMAN comics and a significant number of admirers who are still growing today. Unger passed the humor baton to cartoonist David Weisglass and illustrator Raleigh Wood, who also burst out laughing. Since 1997, when he quit working on his own syndicated comic strip, FARCUS, to assist manage his mentor and Harman, Weissgrass has worked closely with Unger in Harman.

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Unger’s absurd comedy and distinct art style have spawned a business, with millions of HERMAN book collections on the market in over 25 countries. Unger, who was born in London, worked as a soldier, police officer, clerk, and repossessor before discovering his tremendous comic and sketching skills. Wood joined the crew in 2010 to help form a new Sunday band alongside Weissgrass and Anger. Unger said to his friends and family that he had never encountered anyone who could sketch HERMAN.