Will Bunn “Bunny” Matthews III, an artist and writer whose cartoons summoned a quintessential bit of New Orleans’ collective character, died June 1, 2021, at Wynhoven Health Care Center in Marrero. He was 70 and died due to complications from cancer, according to his son Jude.
Starting in the late 1960s, Matthews helped define New Orleans’ self-image. His signature characters, Vic and Nat’ly Broussard, were the embodiment of insular old-time New Orleans values. He also loved the local music scene and was involved in it for many years, from working at record stores to managing performers. See full obituary and other versions below: