'Shadow' illustrator Cartier dies at 94

RAMSEY, N.J. (AP) -- An illustrator from the golden age of science fiction has died.

Edward D. Cartier of Ramsey, who illustrated "The Shadow" and numerous other science fiction and mystery publications, died on Dec. 25. He was 94.

Cartier's artwork appeared in works by authors such as Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, and he did hundreds of illustrations for "The Shadow" from the 1930s to the 1950s.

Cartier was born in North Bergen, New Jersey, and served as an infantryman and heavy machine gunner in France and Germany during World War II and was wounded during the Battle of the Bulge.

His son, Dean Cartier, says his father drew a Christmas card for family and friends each year. The last one depicted Santa Claus handing "The Shadow" a gift.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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