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Mell Lazarus (May 3, 1927 – May 24, 2016) was an American cartoonist,. He was born in Brooklyn, New York. He was best known as the creator of two comic strips, Miss Peach (1957–2002) and Momma (1970–2016). He wrote two novels. For his comic strip Pauline McPeril (a 1966-69 collaboration with Jack Rickard), he used the pseudonym Fulton, which is also the name of a character in his first novel, The Boss Is Crazy, Too.

Lazarus served as President of the National Cartoonists Society from 1989 to 1993.

Lazarus died on May 24, 2016 at his home in Los Angeles, California from complications of Alzheimer's disease, aged 89.

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