Cartoonist always tackled controversy

Westlake resident worked at Daily News for 25 years

Jim Thompson

Jim Thompson always enjoyed receiving hate mail from readers. He still takes pleasure in people who oppose his expressive opinions.
"I always thought I would really have made it as a cartoonist if I got a death threat," said Thompson, a 22-year resident of Westlake Village.
"I get a kick out of people writing letters," he said. "And it wasn't the people that liked my stuff- I got a kick out of people who hated my stuff."
Thompson, a former sports cartoo...

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