Norman Bridwell was an American author and cartoonist. He is best known for his series of Children’s books Clifford the Big Red Dog. His other books successes were: The Witch Next Door, and A Tiny Family. His books are in print over 126 million copies sold in 13 languages. He died on December 12, 2014. He was 86 years old. R.I.P. Norman Bridwell.