Visitors wait to sign a guest book for Oakland cartoonist Morris Turner while attending a celebration of life ceremony held at the Claremont Hotel in
Visitors wait to sign a guest book for Oakland cartoonist Morris Turner while attending a celebration of life ceremony held at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, Calif., on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. Turner passed away on January 25th at the age of 90. Turner created the "Wee Pals" comic strip in 1965 when he became the first African-American cartoonist to be syndicated throughout U.S. newspapers. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)