Murray Hone Ball was born on January 26, 1939, and died on March 12, 2017.
He was a New Zealand cartoonist.
Ball became known for his Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero (the longest running cartoon in Punch magazine), Bruce the Barbarian, All the King’s Comrades (also in Punch) and the long-running Footrot Flats comic series.
During 2002, he became an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services as a cartoonist.
Murray Ball passed away at 78 years old.