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Murray Hone Ball ONZM (26 January 1939 – 12 March 2017) was a New Zealand cartoonist. He 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.

In 2002 Ball became an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services as a cartoonist.

Ball was born in Feilding, New Zealand. He studied at Parktown Boys' High School. Ball died on 12 March 2017 in Gisborne, New Zealand from complications of dementia, aged 78.[1]


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