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Offline OtherEric

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #270 on: November 07, 2022, 10:46:20 AM »
Well, crud.  O'Neill was a truly extraordinary artist.  I think I have everything he did the last 20+ years and a lot from before, he was unfortunately also a slow artist.  But it's hard to fault that when the results were so amazing.

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #271 on: November 30, 2022, 06:15:04 PM »
RIP Aline Kominsky-Crumb (1948 - November 29, 2022):

https://www.comicsbeat.com/rip-aline-kominsky-crumb/?amp
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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #272 on: January 01, 2023, 12:00:37 PM »
Lou Mougin (darkmark)  11.27.1954 - 12.31.2022
We're very sad to hear long time member/supporter/contributor Lou Mougin recently passed away.

Lou was very, very passionate about our shared hobby and the site.  In the last while he was busy working more on his writing both in prose and for comics like Lucky Comics (Foxforce) and many others.  He posted some plugs for them here on the forums.  Lou did have some writing in Marvel so I think it's fitting that he's in this professional obits section.

He did several comics pro interviews in the early 90s with some big names that you can see on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/@Gougou247/videos

A better picture of Lou is on this site:
http://prose-press.com/lou-mougin-author

There's a 2005 interview with him here:
https://tinyurl.com/2z9e6kb8

And another interview (unknown date):
https://tinyurl.com/2z5ugrz4

Here's a Michelle Nolan review of Lou's 'Secondary Heroes of the Golden-Age' book that is full of praise! 
https://tinyurl.com/2hughv7w

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #273 on: January 01, 2023, 08:02:00 PM »
And Mark Evanier shares his own post on Lou here:
https://www.newsfromme.com/2023/01/01/lou-mougin-r-i-p/

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #274 on: January 04, 2023, 06:29:32 AM »
I am so sorry to hear of darkmark's passing.  My thoughts are with his family and friends.
While familiar with both names, in my ignorance I didn't realise it was the same person. 
In my book, anyone who researches and documents obscure Superheroes and masked mystery men is a star. 
I've spent decades digging but have come nowhere near Lou's quantity and quality of description.
A sad day.
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« Reply #275 on: January 04, 2023, 12:10:07 PM »
Nicely said Paw.

Here's a nice detailed obit on Lou from CBR.com
https://tinyurl.com/2nwdr54e

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #276 on: February 13, 2023, 03:09:18 PM »
Of darkmark Lou, this is indeed sad to hear news. Condolences to his family and friends. Him, soothesayer, and novus are some of the main folks who drew me to this site. I'd see scans on old comics I liked and it had been scanned by darkmark, lol. I was a beneficiary of him and the other scanners, preservationists, restorers of old comics and stories, keeping those old books & art stories out there. So, I was grateful as a fellow comics fan.

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #277 on: March 23, 2023, 10:49:28 AM »
I've just heard that excellent DC inker Joe Giella (6/27/1928 3/22/2023) has passed away.

Legendary Inker, famously known for his work on Flash, Green Lantern, Batman and Detective Comics. He studied at the Art Student League alongside Joe Kubert. Mr. Giella received the Inkpot award in 1996. Also worked as a Ghost Artist for Bob Kane in the Batman comic strip.

Mark Evanier shares his memories of Joe here: https://tinyurl.com/2mgccudp

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #278 on: March 31, 2023, 10:52:55 AM »
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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #279 on: April 10, 2023, 03:15:53 PM »
I've just read about the passing of Al Jaffe.  :(

Al Jaffee (3/13/1921 -4/10/2023)  Mad Magazine cartoonist and inventor of the fold-in who also did work for Timely and Atlas Comics during the 40's and 50's. Jaffee was a regular contributor to the magazine for 65 years and is its longest-running contributor, he appeared in 500 of the magazine's first 550 issues. Jaffee holds the Guinness World Record for having the longest-ever career as a comic artist. Jaffee won the National Cartoonists Society Advertising and Illustration Award for 1973, its Special Features Award for 1971 and 1975, and its Humor Comic Book Award for 1979. In 2008, Jaffee was honored by the Reuben Awards as the Cartoonist of the Year.

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #280 on: May 15, 2023, 08:23:40 AM »
Lou Mougin (darkmark)  11.27.1954 - 12.31.2022
https://tinyurl.com/2z5ugrz4

I know I am a bit late in reacting to this, as I've been out of the loop on a lot of things for the last several years, but I wish to send my thoughts out to the friends & family of Mr. Mougin. I didn't know him on a personal level, but it's a shock to realize that a part of this community is gone.

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Re: Professionals Obituaries
« Reply #281 on: May 20, 2023, 10:07:02 AM »
Rachel Pollack (August 17, 1945 April 7, 2023).

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/13/arts/rachel-pollack-dead.html
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