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General Category => Comic Related Discussion => Topic started by: John C on February 22, 2011, 03:53:29 PM

Title: Obituaries
Post by: John C on February 22, 2011, 03:53:29 PM
The news could be more pleasant, but we've lost Joanne Siegel during the week and Dwayne McDuffie today.  Hopefully, the work both of them started (the Superman rights and introducing minorities to comics, respectively) will continue, rather than end up a footnote.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-joanne-siegel-20110218,0,256504.story
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30969
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jfglade on February 22, 2011, 07:24:45 PM
 I knew about Joanne Seigel's death but this is the first that I had heard about Dwayne McDuffie. The second death I find very unexpected.

 What can be said? Bless them both.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on February 23, 2011, 08:10:16 AM
Thank-you for starting this topic John.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on February 25, 2011, 04:08:25 PM
While I'm not a huge fan of Kurt Busiek's, his comments regarding McDuffie seemed somehow worth repeating.

"When I first met Dwayne, he was campaigning against the name 'Black Thrasher' in the NEW WARRIORS pitch, and doing a survey of what percentage of male African-American superhero characters at Marvel rode skateboards or dressed like poultry. It wasn't a low number."

Is it wrong that I want to see that list...?
Title: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79
Post by: Yoc on March 23, 2011, 09:00:21 AM
Not comics but who said life was only about comics...
Sad news all the same.

http://tinyurl.com/6253lpu
Title: Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79
Post by: Roygbiv666 on March 23, 2011, 10:48:17 AM
Not comics but who said life was only about comics...
Sad news all the same.

http://tinyurl.com/6253lpu

Even more sadly, the title of the link as it appears in my browser tab is "Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 - Yahoo!"
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 23, 2011, 11:02:01 AM
Even more sadly, the title of the link as it appears in my browser tab is "Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 - Yahoo!"

OUCH!  I bet that happens all the time there.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: josemas on April 30, 2011, 09:26:45 AM
I just heard that Bill Blackbeard, one of the greats in comic strip preservation, passed away last month.

http://www.tcj.com/bill-blackbeard-1926-2011/

Sad news.

Joe
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jfglade on April 30, 2011, 12:51:20 PM
 We do owe a hell of a debt to Blackbeard. I've got a copy of the Smithsonian Collection myself, and the local library has two text which he edited. This is frivilous, but I always assumed he was bearded, and I was suprised by the image that accompanied his photograph.
Title: Jackie Cooper dies at 88
Post by: Yoc on May 05, 2011, 12:11:24 PM
Sadly Jackie Cooper died last night.

More on the Superman actor can be read here (click). (http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/05/04/1652785/former-child-star-jackie-cooper.html)

 :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries - Jeffrey Catherine Jones
Post by: JVJ on May 19, 2011, 01:08:26 PM
Add another one, guys:
http://www.comicsbeat.com/2011/05/19/rip-jeffrey-catherine-jones/

Sigh... (|:{(>
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on May 19, 2011, 01:14:59 PM
I always remember jj covers looking like poor man's Frazetta. But still a big talent and sad lose.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: JVJ on May 19, 2011, 01:19:55 PM
There was so much more than that FF style, narf. He did begin that way, but quickly moved on. That echo was primarily the result of requests by art directors to mimic Frazetta. Check out the variety and sheer scope of ability here:
http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/jonesjf.htm (http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/jonesjf.htm)

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 19, 2011, 03:52:27 PM
wow, very sad news...
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on May 19, 2011, 08:08:18 PM
Jones was very much a talent. To me I still can not get past my first notice of the work being "like" Frazetta but not as much detail. Jones always looked like an impressionistic version of a realistic painter. I know my artist taste is unrefined but I always considered the realistic painter as the more talented. I know the reasons that is not always the case but that is how it registers to me. Not to take away from Jones some great stuff. Beautiful Idyll statue. Enjoyed your retrospective Jim
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on June 25, 2011, 07:11:24 PM
And another great has passed on.  Adding this to the depressing thread here -
R.I.P. Gene Colan: 1926 - 2011

Mark Evanier's blog
http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2011_06_23.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on June 27, 2011, 02:27:28 PM
Blake Bell is starting a series of reminiscences on Gene here -
http://blakebellnews.blogspot.com/2011/06/why-did-gene-colan-exist.html

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: paw broon on August 16, 2011, 10:21:55 AM
Francisco Solano Lopez.
Very sad.  He did many much loved strips for U.K comics. 
http://www.tcj.com/francisco-solano-lopez-1928-%E2%80%93-2011/
More here:-
http://lewstringer.blogspot.co
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on September 08, 2011, 05:28:26 AM
Not a comic creator, but Michael Hart was (or should have been) near and dear to all our hearts, here:

http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/michael-s-hart-founder-of-project-gutenberg-has-died/

It could very well be that, without Project Gutenberg's example, we wouldn't see sites like this, the Petrucci Music Library (imslp.us and imslp.org), MusOpen, and probably a bunch of others I'm forgetting that make their name on freely supplying public domain material to a large community.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on September 08, 2011, 08:54:15 AM
Very sad news John.
It's true a lot of PD sharing sites like us owe a lot to his early example.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on November 07, 2011, 01:49:50 AM
And one of the great comic book historians:

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/les_daniels_rip/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: paw broon on November 12, 2011, 07:43:04 AM
As a Marvelman fan from way back, when all we could get here were British comics, I was particularly saddened to read this.  He did so much for British comics and gave so many young lads such great escapist entertainment.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/comics/news/a350351/marvelman-creator-mick-anglo-dies-aged-95.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jfglade on December 01, 2011, 06:19:45 PM
As a Marvelman fan from way back, when all we could get here were British comics, I was particularly saddened to read this.  He did so much for British comics and gave so many young lads such great escapist entertainment.
http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/comics/news/a350351/marvelman-creator-mick-anglo-dies-aged-95.html

 I never cared for the "Miracleman" perversion of the other Marvel Family, but I did enjoy the few adventures of Marvelman, Young Marvelman, and Kid Marvelman I've been lucky enough to see. I'm also saddened by that news.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: phabox (RIP) on December 02, 2011, 06:27:04 AM
And one of the great comic book historians:

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/les_daniels_rip/

I Owe Les Daniels so much and if not for his excellent 'COMIX' sparking my interest in Golden Age Material I doubt that I would be on this forum today.

Before reading his book I thought that the only two comics publishers in the USA during the Golden Age were National and Timely but his book helped open my young eyes to the bigger picture.

Thanks Les, and RIP.

-Nigel
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: JVJ on December 08, 2011, 01:45:15 PM
Sad to add Jerry Robinson to the list today...

Peace, Jim (|:{>
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on December 08, 2011, 04:00:19 PM
Very sad news, thanks for letting us know Jim.
 :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jeffcannell on December 08, 2011, 05:49:10 PM
wow... that's horrible news.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jfglade on December 08, 2011, 09:41:22 PM
Sad to add Jerry Robinson to the list today...

Peace, Jim (|:{>

 Robinson was one of the great artists of the golden age, and I'm sorry to see him go.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on December 15, 2011, 12:58:54 PM
And another of the greats: Joe Simon passed away.

http://www.newsfromme.com/archives/2011_12_15.html#021811
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Roygbiv666 on December 15, 2011, 03:58:15 PM
And Eduardo Barreto:
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=35943
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on December 15, 2011, 09:54:17 PM
It's deeply sad to hear Joe Simon, one of the fathers of Timely/Marvel has passed on.  Another of the originals gone.
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: krankyboy on December 15, 2011, 10:51:00 PM
Yet another legend is lost forever.

Aside from Captain America and Bucky, I keep thinking to all of the great characters that the Simon/Kirby team either created or helped guide through different periods of the Golden Age -- Newsboy Legion and the Guardian, Sandman and Sandy, Stuntman, Manhunter, Fighting American and Speedboy, the 1950's Shield, the Fly... :(

I'm so sorry that they are now both gone. But at least they've left behind a wealth of outstanding material for future generations to enjoy. Comics would never have been the same without them.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: vaillant on December 22, 2011, 03:37:56 PM
Not to mention "Brother Power the Geek" and "Prez", absolutely original.
I was very saddened at first, but we must say Simon lived an admirably long life, and now him and Jack are reunited! ;)

As experienced writers, both Kirby and Simon dealt with the late 1960s and 1970s youth feelings and so-called "counterculture" in an absolutely original way.
Kirby produced his 4th World (where the most interesting allusions to "flower power" are done in Jimmy Olsen and the Forever People) but he would also keep on a very peculiar exploration in Kamandi, and some experimental magazines he did.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on December 24, 2011, 07:04:46 AM
I did not like Prez but was a big fan of Brother Power
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: vaillant on December 24, 2011, 02:12:31 PM
Well, I am not making a question of appreciation according to taste, and I have yet to read Prez, I was just suggesting that what Joe & Jack did was undoubtedly original. More or less accomplished, but genuinely original, and – as Jack would have put it – "respectful".
A rare quality among comic book writers, today…  ;)
Title: Stanley Morse
Post by: narfstar on January 02, 2012, 06:08:00 AM
From Roy Thomas
Shaun Clancy informed me that 1950s publisher Stanley P. Morse died in his sleep in the last day or two.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on January 02, 2012, 07:22:18 AM
From Steven Rowe
Another old publisher / editor, Muarice Rosenfield (and it is field and not feld) died this summer.  
He was an editor and writer for Feature-Crestwood-Prize in the early 1940s, and had his finger in
Brookwood (a pre-Harvey title).  His father and Uncle were also in the comics-cheap periodical
buisness - and his son and grandson continue the tradition (but not comics).
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on January 04, 2012, 09:18:27 AM
Thanks for keeping us informed Narf.
Stanley P. Morse of course did some of the most notorious pre-code horror books in the 50s.
He's quoted by David Hajdu in The Ten-Cent Plague as saying “No one complained, so we gave the people what they wanted until they started complaining about it.” and this one that really paints him a bad light - “I don’t know what the hell I published. I never knew. I never read the things. I never cared.”
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: bchat on January 04, 2012, 10:44:27 AM
and this one that really paints him a bad light - “I don’t know what the hell I published. I never knew. I never read the things. I never cared.”

I don't think that "paints him in a bad light", it simply makes him seem like a businessman, which is what he was.  Today's comic industry could use a few people like him.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on January 04, 2012, 02:56:24 PM
The way today's industry has been run I'd have guessed they were all like him bc.  IMHO
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on January 04, 2012, 04:14:45 PM
I don't see why it'd be so bad.  Happy customers and happy employees?  That's where everybody wants to be.  A statement like that usually comes from someone who runs things by sales number and probably by knowing the personalities of his people.

To me, I see the decline in quality (and readership) as being related to when the businesspeople start referring to themselves as fans.  I suspect it's hard to think rationally about a title when your favorite character might need canceling.
Title: Marv Levy - 1925-2012
Post by: Yoc on January 16, 2012, 09:32:23 AM
Comic book writer and artist Marv Levy has passed away:
http://mikelynchcar toons.blogspot. com/2012/ 01/marv-levy- 1925-2012. html (http://mikelynchcar toons.blogspot. com/2012/ 01/marv-levy- 1925-2012. html)

Jerry Bails' Who's Who says he inked
Captain America around 1943
and he worked for Lloyd Jacquet later in the '40s.
http://bailsproject s.com/bio. aspx?Name= LEVY%2c+MARV (http://bailsproject s.com/bio. aspx?Name= LEVY%2c+MARV)

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on February 15, 2012, 10:02:54 AM
Another great passes away -

RIP John Severin

News about this can be found here -
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/02/14/rip-john-severin/ (http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2012/02/14/rip-john-severin/)

Deeply sad news.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: vaillant on February 16, 2012, 09:36:04 AM
Very sad, indeed.  :-[
Peace to him…

On the previous issue, if I have understood it, I’m pretty with Yoc.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on March 03, 2012, 02:10:39 PM
We just lost Sheldon Moldoff on Wednesday, according to Mark Evanier.

http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/03/03/sheldon-moldoff-r-i-p/

Another one of the greats.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on March 03, 2012, 05:13:53 PM
My scanner wasn't quite big enough to get the whole image.  Fred (and I'm ashamed I can't remember his last name!) gave this to me several years ago, it's one of the treasures of my collection.

(Hmm, apparently I can only see the attachment if I'm logged in.  Can anybody else see it?)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 03, 2012, 10:07:40 PM
Yep, I see it, thanks Eric!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 03, 2012, 10:29:27 PM
Same here.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: amy123 on March 05, 2012, 12:13:52 AM
well done
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: paw broon on March 05, 2012, 02:14:08 AM
I see it.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: JVJ on March 10, 2012, 09:37:04 AM
Sad to report that Jean Giraud/Moebius died today.

(|:{>
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 10, 2012, 04:07:21 PM
I saw that Jim and was going to post up about it.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: tilliban on March 11, 2012, 03:12:37 AM
Sad news from Europe indeed.
Jean Giraud aka Moebius was one of my heroes.
Saw his work on "Arzach" and was totally flashed.
And with "Lieutenant Blueberry" he created the most beautiful and gripping western comic of all time (sorry to say, my dear Americanos).
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: paw broon on March 11, 2012, 07:44:38 AM
Re. Jean Giraud.  I've just seen the notice on Comics UK and commented that it's rather depressing how many comics creators are leaving us. Because of an interest in European comics, I've always been aware of his work and, although it didn't appeal to enough to collect, I have read a fair bit of it and it is powerful, strong, well crafted material. tilliban, I'd be close to agreeing with you on Blueberry.  Yes, I think he was a giant of the comics world.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on March 11, 2012, 04:33:13 PM
Don Marksten just passed away from info elsewhere.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 11, 2012, 11:48:57 PM
Very, very sad news.
Thanks for letting us know Narf.
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 12, 2012, 09:21:33 AM
A Shelly Moldoff obituary appeared in the NY Times today -
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/08/books/sheldon-moldoff-batman-comic-book-artist-dies-at-91.html?ref=todayspaper



We just lost Sheldon Moldoff on Wednesday, according to Mark Evanier.

http://www.newsfromme.com/2012/03/03/sheldon-moldoff-r-i-p/

Another one of the greats.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: tilliban on March 21, 2012, 01:56:45 PM
I have the sad duty to inform the community that LOU CAMERON is no longer with us.
There has been some confusion about the matter.
(I myself spread the rumor of him being still alive just last month... sorry for that)

Reliable sources informed me that he passed away - and quite some time ago, in November 2010.
Wikipedia has NOW updated this information.

For futher reference read:
http://sfscope.com/2012/02/comics-artist-and-author-lou-c.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 21, 2012, 09:49:58 PM
Sad news T.
Thanks for updating us.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Kevin Yong on March 22, 2012, 01:02:19 PM
I'm not sure if this was mentioned here yet, but Golden Age artist Fran Matera passed away last week.

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/fran_matera_1924_2012/

I'm a latecomer to finding his work, but I have a friend who knew him. From all he tells me, Fran was a talented creator and all-around wonderful human being. He'll be missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jfglade on March 25, 2012, 05:57:45 PM
Don Marksten just passed away from info elsewhere.

 Found this in my messages on Facebook, which I don't check often enough. It is from GiGi Dane, Don Markstein's widow: "Donald David Markstein, -- 1947 - 2012 comic book writer and www.toonopedia creator, died of respitory failure after a prolonged illness. His family can be contacted through toonopedia@yahoo.com" The message was dated March 11.

  Don's death is quite a loss to the comics community.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 26, 2012, 09:48:00 AM
Thanks for passing that along Jon.
Title: Author Ray Bradbury: August 22, 1920 — June 5, 2012
Post by: Yoc on June 06, 2012, 01:05:36 PM
Deeply sad news to report Ray Bradbury died yesterday according to the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18345350

He was one of the giants.   :'(
Title: Re: Author Ray Bradbury: August 22, 1920 — June 5, 2012
Post by: krankyboy on June 06, 2012, 01:09:35 PM
Deeply sad news to report Ray Bradbury died yesterday according to the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18345350

He was one of the giants.   :'(


Very sad, indeed. Truly one of my five favorite authors growing up.  :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: darkmark on June 16, 2012, 10:49:04 PM
Ray was probably...no, definitely...my favorite author when I was growing up.  I collected his works as fervently as I did any comic books.  Met the man at my first San Diego con and the only thing I had for him to autograph was an old ish of ASTOUNDING, in which he'd had a short-short story pubbed in the fannish slush-pile section at the back.  He looked at it and went, "Oh my God...", but still autographed it anyway.  Live on, Ray.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: JVJ on August 12, 2012, 05:59:49 PM
News just out that Joe Kubert is gone.

Sad.

(|:{(>
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on August 12, 2012, 07:02:37 PM
Very sad news Jim to hear. My condolences to his family & friends.
He will be sorely missed.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jfglade on August 12, 2012, 08:11:39 PM
News just out that Joe Kubert is gone.

Sad.

(|:{(>

 I'm sorry to learn that Joe Kubert is gone. He was my favorite artist when I was twelve. I feel like a part of my childhood is gone.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on August 12, 2012, 11:18:44 PM
This one came as a shock.  Even though we knew his age he still seemed so vital when doing new material.  And unlike many others, he never really stopped- a new Joe Kubert project was always a treat but it wasn't a surprise; of course he was doing new work just like always!

I think I'm going to go read my stack of Star Spangled War Stories with Enemy Ace again.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: bchat on August 13, 2012, 07:17:03 AM
News just out that Joe Kubert is gone.

Sad.

(|:{(>

Sad news. Unfortunately, I had a feeling this would happen soon, as Mr. Kubert was scheduled to appear at a local convention a couple of weeks ago, but had to cancel due to "personal reasons".
Title: Joe & Adam Kubert 2002 interview by Blake Bell
Post by: Yoc on August 16, 2012, 11:33:11 AM
Transcript of my 2002 "Joe & Adam Kubert" panel
by Blake Bell

"In memory of Joe Kubert, I've just posted on my blog the transcript for my 2002 "Joe & Adam Kubert" panel at the Toronto Comicon. 8000+ words about Joe's career, raising his artist sons, and Adam's emergence as a star himself. I also talk a bit about including Joe and his wife, Muriel, in my 2002 "I Have To Live With This Guy!" book..."
 
http://blakebellnews.blogspot.ca/2012/08/joe-kubert-my-memories.html

----

The 1994 Comics Journal interview is also online here:
http://www.tcj.com/the-joe-kubert-interview/
Title: Harry Harrison - 03.12.1925 to 08.15.2012
Post by: Yoc on August 17, 2012, 08:16:52 PM
I'm very sad to say Harry Harrison passed away a couple days ago.
Here is a link to his official blog - http://harryharrison.wordpress.com/2012/08/15/harry-harrison-1925-2012/
Most famous for his 'The Stainless Steel Rat' novels he had a connection with golden age comics as well.

He was once an editor for STORY COMICS, well represented here on DCM.

Harry was interviewed about his time in comics in Graphic Story Magazine #15, (Summer 1973)
You can read this fascinating interview at the link - I  highly recommend members here read it!  Especially those interested in the Pre-Code Horror Comics we are hosting on DCM.

http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/hh/comics-gsm-interview.htm
Title: Martin Filchock has passed away
Post by: Yoc on September 07, 2012, 08:32:15 PM
I hate adding to this topic.
Martin Filchock, Centaur Comics artist has died.
Here is a link to an online obituary:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/knoxnews/obituary.aspx?pid=159681557#fbLoggedOut (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/knoxnews/obituary.aspx?pid=159681557#fbLoggedOut)

He wrote in Roy Thomas' Alter-Ego as well.
(http://mi-cache.legacy.com/legacy/images/Cobrands/KnoxNews/Photos/137165_09072012_1.jpg)1912-2012
Title: Marcus Swayze has passed away
Post by: Yoc on October 16, 2012, 09:21:16 AM
Another GA artist has passed away - Marcus Swayze.
Long time Fawcett artist and regular columnist for Alter-Ego.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20121015/NEWS01/210150309?nclick_check=1
(lovely picture of him here)

I always enjoyed Marc's column in Alter-Ego.  He painted a vivid picture of our favourite era.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Marcus Swayze has passed away
Post by: jfglade on October 16, 2012, 06:52:55 PM
Another GA artist has passed away - Marcus Swayze.
Long time Fawcett artist and regular columnist for Alter-Ego.

http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20121015/NEWS01/210150309?nclick_check=1
(lovely picture of him here)

I always enjoyed Marc's column in Alter-Ego.  He painted a vivid picture of our favourite era.

-Yoc

 Swayze's "We Didn't Know It was the Golden Age" was an excellent feature, Yoc. I hate to see people like Swayze go.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Ami_GFX on November 28, 2012, 10:25:37 PM
Just came up from Last Gasp on Facebook:


It is with great great sadness that I tell you that the wonderful cartoonist, artist, and story teller, Spain Rodriguez, passed this earth this morning of complications of cancer. He had just started home hospice and his wife and daughter were with him. Services are yet to be announced. He passed at the same time the prenumbral eclipse was happening, and like the earths shadow on the edges of the moon, his shadow was at the edges of the art world for over five decades. He changed and challeged the art and social world as we know it. More info to come.


Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: jfglade on November 28, 2012, 11:53:47 PM
Just came up from Last Gasp on Facebook:


It is with great great sadness that I tell you that the wonderful cartoonist, artist, and story teller, Spain Rodriguez, passed this earth this morning of complications of cancer. He had just started home hospice and his wife and daughter were with him. Services are yet to be announced. He passed at the same time the prenumbral eclipse was happening, and like the earths shadow on the edges of the moon, his shadow was at the edges of the art world for over five decades. He changed and challeged the art and social world as we know it. More info to come.

 I really liked Rodriguez's work in the "underground comics." His Trashman character was a bastard son of conventional comics, but his real genius came out in things like "Captain Pissgum and his Perverted Pirates. He was an original and I doubt we'll see another like him.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on January 12, 2013, 11:09:53 AM
Maybe a little further afield than usual, but since SOPA/PIPA, the Internet Archive (where RECAP is hosted), and other issues are wrapped up in here (and the political prediction is a great read), it's worth mentioning that Aaron Swartz committed suicide last night, age 26.

http://boingboing.net/2013/01/12/rip-aaron-swartz.html

I had no idea all those projects were connected by one person, shockingly young (I always dismissed him as "that Reddit guy," myself, and I totally don't "get" Reddit).  And that he was apparently hounded for the past months over making public domain content available to people should give us all a little pause.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on January 12, 2013, 11:47:26 AM
Before this obit I did not know who Aaron Swartz was. Now he is a hero. What he would have accomplish could have completely upset the good old boy corrupt government system. The powers that be will not allow major changes. Just look at how they sunk Ross Perot and Herman Cain when it looked like they might have a chance. Regardless of your political bent, everyone knows that either of these two would have radically upset the system. We the people keep getting screwed. Swartz was on our side.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on January 12, 2013, 02:40:01 PM
I'm less sure about Cain (he was too "homespun" for a major party to take him seriously, and I think he was chosen specifically to make the other clowns seem more electable; not to imply a racist agenda, but it seems like the Democrats usually use Jesse "Marble Mouth" Jackson or Al Sharpton for the same purpose), but that's a debate we can have in private if you want, and I largely agree on (any) third-party candidates.

I should mention, by the way, that if he did it, Swartz almost certainly should have been punished for what amounts to criminal trespass or breaking and entering into the room where he plugged his computer into the network.  But we shouldn't be talking about years in legal Hell to bankrupt him before the case starts, plus a lifetime of incarceration hanging over his head if he loses.

But yes, "hero" works on quite a few levels.  On top of disruptive politics, as stories come out, I'm finding it surprising how many tools I use (Markdown, for example, which if you need to do any writing, I recommend looking at it and Pandoc) were at least strongly influenced by him.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on January 12, 2013, 08:09:21 PM
But Cain was shaking things up and getting noticed. I really think it was the Republicans who sunk him not the Dems
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on January 13, 2013, 06:39:32 AM
I was unclear.  I meant that I suspect he was nominated by the Republicans in order to generate some interest in the press but largely make one of the other nominees look more mainstream.  But he wouldn't have become the candidate if only because a Republican agitating for what amounts to a VAT isn't going to be able to raise industry money.

The key is that the regional fund-raisers (he passed away in 2009, but a friend of the family married one of them a few years back) all supported Romney and have been selling him since 2008.  In the long term, no other Republican really had a chance, none of them were darlings of the money people.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: narfstar on January 13, 2013, 07:10:43 AM
Money determines elections not merit
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on January 13, 2013, 09:26:20 AM
Guys, this is going very off topic.  John, perhaps you should start a Politics topic?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on January 13, 2013, 09:32:21 AM
That's probably everything.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on January 13, 2013, 09:43:40 AM
I still think it's a good idea.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: John C on January 13, 2013, 10:21:25 AM
That only encourages the diversions, though.  Easier to keep us under control when it's off-topic.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: edmandu on April 04, 2013, 06:33:23 PM
Carmine Infantino, legendary comic book artist and former DC Comics editorial director, passed away today. He was 87.

 :(  :(  :(

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=44738
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on April 05, 2013, 01:47:54 PM
Carmine Infantino, legendary comic book artist and former DC Comics editorial director, passed away today. He was 87.

 :(  :(  :(

He was best known for his work on "Flash", "Mystery in Space's Adam Strange" series with Murphy Anderson's inks and "Strange Adventures's Space Museum" series which he did his own inks on.
I loved reading all of them. May he rest in peace.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: chaard on April 05, 2013, 02:29:26 PM
Just came up from Last Gasp on Facebook:

It is with great great sadness that I tell you that the wonderful cartoonist, artist, and story teller, Spain Rodriguez, passed this earth this morning of complications of cancer. He had just started home hospice and his wife and daughter were with him. Services are yet to be announced. He passed at the same time the prenumbral eclipse was happening, and like the earths shadow on the edges of the moon, his shadow was at the edges of the art world for over five decades. He changed and challeged the art and social world as we know it. More info to come.

 I really liked Rodriguez's work in the "underground comics." His Trashman character was a bastard son of conventional comics, but his real genius came out in things like "Captain Pissgum and his Perverted Pirates. He was an original and I doubt we'll see another like him.

I'm a little late here, just started reading this thread, but I must make a correction: CAPT PISSGUMS was by S. Clay Wilson, not Spain Rodriguez. Clay has had his own serious issues but is still among the living. They're both great guys (I met them back in my 'underground' days) and had great impact on the field, Spain with his chunky style and political bent, and Clay for just being totally over-the-top mindblowing and tastebusting.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: bminor on April 11, 2013, 12:01:13 PM
I have always been a huge fan of Carmine for at least forty-five years.
Carmine had a distinctive style that I always sought out.
His work always had a light airy touch to it.
In particular his Flash, Adam Strange and Elastic Man.

B.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: paw broon on May 27, 2013, 09:55:27 AM
Jim Shepherd has passed away.

Subkoff over on CB+ drew my attention to this sad news.  
http://comicsdownunder.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-tribute-to-jim-shepherd-1933-2013.html
And this poignant tribute.
http://pikitiapress.blogspot.com.au/2013/05/jim-shepherd-remembrance.html
Title: Nick Cardy has passed away
Post by: Yoc on November 04, 2013, 08:16:52 PM
Hi gang,
I've just read very sad news.  Another of the GA greats has passed away.

Nick (Nicholas Viscardi) Cardy
October 16, 1920 - November 3, 2013


http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/11/03/nick-cardy-legendary-comic-artist-passes-away-at-93/

-Yoc
 :'(
Title: Al Plastino, R.I.P.
Post by: Yoc on November 27, 2013, 01:06:37 PM
More very sad news,

Al Plastino
December 15, 1921 - November 25, 2013


http://www.newsfromme.com/2013/11/25/al-plastino-r-p/
http://www.alplastino.com/alplastino/About_Al.html

-Yoc
 :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: churnworks on November 28, 2013, 07:47:32 PM
I had just started corresponding with Al Plastino, and found myself wishing I had done so sooner. When I read the news, I was floored and deeply saddened. We talked about his artwork, which he had donated to a national museum, where it had never been logged in, and he found this out when he encountered a description of his art as one of the auction items in the JFK memorabilia sale. I am hopeful that his family and his lawyer will be able to bring some justice to this issue, which would be a nice denoument to someone who gave me and so many others so much pleasure over the years.
Title: Re: Fred Kida
Post by: Geo (RIP) on April 08, 2014, 06:21:46 PM
Comic book and comic strip artist Fred Kida has passed away.
December 12, 1920 - April 4, 2014.  
Comic books and comic strips 1941 - 1987
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenwichtime/obituary.aspx?n=Fred-Kida&pid=170557811

My prayers goes out to the family members.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 01, 2014, 10:50:12 PM
This is very, very sad news.

I've just read that EC great AL FELDSTEIN has passed away.
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/al-feldstein-headed-mad-magazine-dies-23536255?singlePage=true (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/al-feldstein-headed-mad-magazine-dies-23536255?singlePage=true)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: bminor on May 02, 2014, 06:46:10 AM
A true giant in the industry.

I joined LinkedIn a couple years ago. I did a search for colleagues and saw he was also on the site. He was gracious enough to link up with me and send me a few correspondences.

He will be truly missed by myself.

B.

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on May 03, 2014, 01:56:46 AM
This is very, very sad news.

I've just read that EC great AL FELDSTEIN has passed away.
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/al-feldstein-headed-mad-magazine-dies-23536255?singlePage=true (http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/al-feldstein-headed-mad-magazine-dies-23536255?singlePage=true)

So true, a giant/leader in the comic book industry.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: bcholmes on May 03, 2014, 08:41:31 AM
Isabelle Daniel 'Barbara' Hall Fiske Calhoun, best known for her work (as Barbara Hall) on 'Girl Commandos' and 'Pat Parker, War Nurse' during the Golden Age of Comics, died this past Monday, April 28, 2014 at age 94 in a nursing home in White River Junction, Vermont, not far from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Her daughter Ladybelle and son in law Brion were with her for the last days of her life. She died peacefully and without struggle. Drawing and painting remained her main interest in her final days. 'Art is prayer,' she frequently said."

http://www.ladiesmakingcomics.com/post/84557205574/profile-friday-in-memorium-isabelle-daniel
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 03, 2014, 09:18:43 AM
Thanks for letting us know BC.
It's been a rough last few months for GA creators.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on May 04, 2014, 12:37:32 PM
A late obituary,  Bhob Stewart in February on the 24th. He was credited with inventing the term "underground comics". He was 76. More on the link below.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=BHOB-STEWART&pid=170911877

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 06, 2014, 10:25:00 AM
We've lost another of the legends IMO.

DICK AYERS (ME, Marvel) passed away on May 4th.
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=52620
(April 28, 1924 - May 4, 2014)

There is a nice interview with Dick from Sept. 2001 from Alter-Ego v3 #10 can be read here -
http://www.twomorrows.com/alterego/articles/10ayers.html

I fell hard for Dick's work on ME's Ghost Rider comic.  Wonderful fun that you can read on DCM here -
http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?cid=158

It's a sad, sad day.
 :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: builderboy on May 08, 2014, 08:19:03 AM
I had a very nice session with Mr. Ayers at a convention about 2 years ago. He was there for a signing, and I brought a copy of a book (can't for the life of me remember which, but I think it was a Sgt Fury in which Dick drew both himself and Stan Lee into the story).  He wasn't/couldn't talk, but his daughter was with him, and he was happy, and so pleased to have fans attending to him.  Great guy!  So sad to hear of his passing.

Mike Allred was also there with his wife, Laura.  I love his '60's stylings, blended with his fun/cool sensibility.  They chatted with me for hours. VERY fun.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 09, 2014, 12:54:45 PM
I recently learned that Don Ensign, the owner of the Blue Boy Blog, passed away on  March 19, 2014.
I never knew Don but all I've read about him he sounds like he was a good soul.

James E. Babcock posted an incredibility warm message about his friendship with Don here -
http://www.christiancomicarts.com/profiles/blogs/the-final-thoughts-on-don-ensign
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: LadybelleFiske on May 19, 2014, 09:24:46 AM
Isabelle Daniel 'Barbara' Hall Fiske Calhoun, best known for her work (as Barbara Hall) on 'Girl Commandos' and 'Pat Parker, War Nurse' during the Golden Age of Comics, died this past Monday, April 28, 2014 at age 94 in a nursing home in White River Junction, Vermont, not far from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Her daughter Ladybelle and son in law Brion were with her for the last days of her life. She died peacefully and without struggle. Drawing and painting remained her main interest in her final days. 'Art is prayer,' she frequently said."
Thanks!!
I appreciate your remembrance of my mother.
Isabella Fiske McFarlin (Ladybelle)


http://www.ladiesmakingcomics.com/post/84557205574/profile-friday-in-memorium-isabelle-daniel
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on May 19, 2014, 11:52:42 PM
Isabelle Daniel 'Barbara' Hall Fiske Calhoun, best known for her work (as Barbara Hall) on 'Girl Commandos' and 'Pat Parker, War Nurse' during the Golden Age of Comics, died this past Monday, April 28, 2014 at age 94 in a nursing home in White River Junction, Vermont, not far from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Her daughter Ladybelle and son in law Brion were with her for the last days of her life. She died peacefully and without struggle. Drawing and painting remained her main interest in her final days. 'Art is prayer,' she frequently said."
Thanks!!
I appreciate your remembrance of my mother.
Isabella Fiske McFarlin (Ladybelle)


http://www.ladiesmakingcomics.com/post/84557205574/profile-friday-in-memorium-isabelle-daniel

You are most welcome, our prayers go out to your family on this.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries - Morris S. Weiss
Post by: Geo (RIP) on May 20, 2014, 08:39:54 PM
Morris Weiss has died on May 18, 2014. He was a comic book writer and artist.

Morris S. Weiss
August 11, 1915 - May 18, 2014

Allan Holtz lists Weiss' comic strips as
It Never Fails
Joe Jinks
Joe Palooka
Mickey Finn
Mutt and Jeff

More here: http://www.newsfromme.com/2014/05/18/morris-weiss-r-p/

Geo
Title: Obituaries - Stan Goldberg, R.I.P.
Post by: Yoc on September 01, 2014, 12:49:40 PM
I hate updating this topic.
It's being reported that famed Archie artist Stan Goldberg has passed away.
He did a TON of work for them as well as much for Marvel.

http://tinyurl.com/k9oeedc

http://tinyurl.com/nq2ldba

 :(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 12, 2015, 01:23:28 PM
Harold "Fred" Fredericks of Mandrake fame has passed away on March 10.
Only the best wishes to the family in this time of sorrow.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 12, 2015, 04:35:39 PM
Also Terry Pratchett has passed away at 66.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31858156
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: TomM on March 14, 2015, 08:23:25 AM
I'd like to say thank you to Irwin Hasen who passed away this week at 96. Along with his remarkable long career in comic books, comics strips and illustration he was one of the first artists to teach at The Kubert School. One of my fondest memories of Irwin was sitting between him and Tex Blaisdell at my graduation party while they talked about their careers and encouraged me as I was just beginning mine. Irwin always celebrated life and will always be a great inspiration for me!
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/theater-arts/dondi-creator-irwin-hasen-dead-article-1.2148313 (http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/theater-arts/dondi-creator-irwin-hasen-dead-article-1.2148313)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 14, 2015, 09:40:32 AM
Thanks for posting this Tom.  Our condolences to Irwin's family.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on March 14, 2015, 09:34:45 PM
DC Comic artist Irwin Hasen, creator of Dondi and the Wildcat, is dead at 96. For more:
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/theater-arts/dondi-creator-irwin-hasen-dead-article-1.2148313

Prays goes to the family on this time of need.

Geo

PS: Been a sad past 4 weeks.
Title: Herb Trimpe
Post by: bminor on April 15, 2015, 09:44:50 AM
Herb Trimpe passed away Monday evening.
He will be missed.
I was fortunate to have corresponded a few years ago on line with him.

In the near future I was hoping to have him do some simple drawing for me of some of his past work.
The "Phantom Eagle" from Marvel Super Heros, a Ant Man and the Hulk.
Now I will do these drawing myself and post them later here online.
I started collecting the Incredible Hulk at about #155 as a young man, and absolutely loved his work.

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: bminor on April 15, 2015, 09:47:50 AM
 A more recent photo of Herb
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on April 15, 2015, 10:31:48 AM
Sad to hear this.  Thanks for letting us know B and for the picture.
*sigh*
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: bminor on May 04, 2015, 12:51:42 PM
 :'(
Though not comic related directly, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away at the age 85.
She was everyones favorite yeoman....(at least mine!)
B.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on May 05, 2015, 05:15:34 PM
:'(
Though not comic related directly, Grace Lee Whitney has passed away at the age 85.
She was everyones favorite yeoman....(at least mine!)
B.


Yep I remember her, the lady with the bee-hive/cross hatch hair.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on May 09, 2015, 03:24:49 PM
Australian comic book writer/artist and AIR HAWK Creator, John Dixon has just passed peacefully away
5/8/15.

(http://i.imgur.com/QZgX7kF.jpg?1)I don't know how many of you out there have seen his strip, it was a great read.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on May 12, 2015, 07:21:35 AM
U.S. readers were denied the chance to get to know Air Hawk back in the day. According to John Ryan American syndicators believed their customers had zero interest in adventures of non-Americans. Now, if you moved the strip to the U.S. southwest…

Flaming idiots!

Dixon, like most of the early comic creators Down Under, did it all, writing, art & lettering. Cat-Man, Phantom Commando, Tim Valor, the Crimson Comet, just to hit his main creations.

(http://www.seductionoftheinnocent.org/gallery/GoshWow1.jpg)
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on July 08, 2015, 02:04:09 PM
Seymour Moskowitz 95, of Thousand Oaks, comic book artist, died 7/1/2015.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/venturacountystar/obituary.aspx?n=d&pid=175241978

Worked for most of the major comic book companies during the early to mid '50's, Charlton, Gilberton, and Marvel. All types of stories, crime, horror, sci-fi, war, mystery and western. Never worked for DC as far as what was listed for him.

Our prayers go out to the family at this time.

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on September 04, 2015, 12:38:26 AM
Archie Comics artist Tom Moore dies at 86.

http://www.ew.com/article/2015/07/23/archie-comics-artist-tom-moore-dies

Geo
Title: Jay Scott Pike has passed away
Post by: Yoc on September 23, 2015, 03:52:38 PM
50s Atlas comic book artist Jay Scott Pike has passed away on Sep. 13, 2015.
Jay Scott Pike's Obituary on Herald Tribune (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/obituary.aspx?n=Jay-Scott-Pike&pid=175888642)

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Roygbiv666 on October 24, 2015, 07:30:44 AM
Murphy Anderson dead at 89

http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/prolific-dc-comics-artist-murphy-anderson-passes-away-at-89
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on October 24, 2015, 09:21:03 AM
Truly sad, sad news.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: CBpop on October 25, 2015, 01:25:04 PM
Sad news indeed, a true loss of one of the "Great Ones" of comics. He will be missed. :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on October 25, 2015, 05:56:11 PM
My prayers go out to his family at their time of grief.

http://www.comicsbeat.com/rip-murphy-anderson/

http://www.comicmix.com/2015/10/24/ed-catto-murphy-anderson-a-legend-and-a-gentleman/

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on April 01, 2016, 12:08:38 PM
Earl Norem (April 17, 1923–June 19, 2015)
http://www.comicsbeat.com/rip-earl-norem/

Ken Barr (Mar 17, 1933–March 25, 2016)
www.geekykool.com/rip-ken-barr/

Augie Scotto (May 24, 1927–March 15, 2016)
http://timely-atlas-comics.blogspot.com/2016/03/augie-scotto-1927-2016.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 14, 2016, 09:04:56 AM
I've just learned Canadian comics artist Darwyn Cooke (1962-2016) has died of cancer.
Our condolences to his family and friends.  He did some very nice work with several GA characters we all know.
Of current artists he was one of my favourites.   :(

-Yoc

http://darwyncooke.blogspot.ca/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: tilliban on May 15, 2016, 04:47:45 AM
Ouch. Am shocked by that.
I only know his work fleetingly (cause he was a MODERN artist).
Cooke was brilliant, though, a true cartoonist.
Have to get some of his work - to remember him by...
 :'(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on June 10, 2016, 11:53:21 AM
Sports fans will all be saddened by the passing of two of the biggest legends in their fields -

Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016), boxing and cultural legend.  It's unlikely anyone out there that doesn't know of this larger than life man.

and

Gordie Howe (March 31, 1928 – June 10, 2016) NHL hero of the 50s and 60s and often called one of the greatest ever in the game.

A very sad week.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: srca1941 on June 11, 2016, 09:21:22 AM
If anyone wants to see my pictures from the Muhammad Ali funeral procession, I've posted them here: http://marvelmasterworksfansite.yuku.com/reply/883888/Muhammad-Ali-The-Greatest-Of-All-Time-19422016#reply-883888
 (http://marvelmasterworksfansite.yuku.com/reply/883888/Muhammad-Ali-The-Greatest-Of-All-Time-19422016#reply-883888)
I don't live too far from the cemetery where he was buried (most of my family is buried there too), so I went over and took pictures. I also shot and posted video: https://youtu.be/k09yVHECTn0 (https://youtu.be/k09yVHECTn0)

-Eric
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on June 11, 2016, 09:29:58 AM
19 miles long crowd.  Wow.  Thanks for sharing these Eric.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: CBpop on June 13, 2016, 02:53:30 PM
Thanks Eric, great video and pictures.
CB
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 27, 2016, 02:36:59 PM
And another of the greats has passed on.
EC legend among many other things JACK DAVIS has died.

http://www.newsfromme.com/2016/07/27/jack-davis-r-p/

Very sad news,
-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on July 28, 2016, 08:55:27 PM
My thoughts  and prayers goes out to the families. I always loved his art.

http://www.wgauradio.com/news/news/local/famed-bulldog-artist-davis-dies/nr5s8/

Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on August 06, 2016, 10:31:41 AM
John G. Fantucchio (May 15, 1938 -- Aug 04, 2016)
http://comicsdc.blogspot.com/2016/08/fanzine-and-fine-artist-john-fantucchio.html

John G. Fantucchio was a commercial artist from Arlington, VA. Fantucchio contributed to early fanzines in the late 1960s to the early 1970s (RB*CC, The Collector, etc). He also
drew two stories for the Warren horror magazines, Vampirella #5 and Creepy #34, in 1970.

For those unfamiliar with his work, plug “John G. Fantucchio” into Google Images and see what comes up.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on February 02, 2017, 08:21:22 AM
Cornelia “Cory” Adams, Neal’s ex-wife and comic book colorist, passed away Nov 15, 2016:
https://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/11/18/innovative-colourist-cory-adams-passes-away-from-breast-cancer.


Bertram A. Fitzgerald Jr., known for the ground-breaking "Golden Legacy" comic book series died on Tuesday, January 10, 2017:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?pid=183577562


Gold Key artist Dan Spiegle passed away on January 28, 2017:
http://www.newsfromme.com/2017/01/30/dan-spiegle-r-p/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on February 02, 2017, 09:04:05 AM
Thank-you for these sad updates Mopee.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on February 19, 2017, 09:09:41 AM
Just noticed Melvin Lazarus had passed away:


MELL LAZARUS (May 3, 1927–May 24, 2016)
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/mell-lazarus-and-momma-got-the-last-laugh-1790579263


Mell Lazarus created the comics strips Miss Peach (1957-2002) and Momma (1970-2016). Mell was the editor Al Capp’s comic company (1949–1953). He wrote some of the Shmoo comics (5 issues; Jul 1949–Apr 1950). Mell’s novel The Boss Is Crazy, Too (Dial, 1954) was
inspired in part by his experiences as an editor at Toby Press.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on March 05, 2017, 08:12:50 AM
CALNAN, John F. 84, Hudson [FL], died Dec. 27, 2016. Survived by wife, Barbara; daughters, Donna, Susan, Diane; 14 grands; two great-grands; sister, Mildred. Funeral Home: Thomas B. Dobies Funeral Home & Crematory, 9944 Hudson Ave, Hudson, FL 34669. (727) 868-4441. 
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 29, 2016


John Calnan (Feb 1932–27 Dec 2016) is probably best known to comic book fans for drawing Metamorpho in Action Comics #413–418 (Jun 1972–Nov 1972) and World’s Finest Comics #217, 219, 220, 229 (J-A 1973–Apr 1975). He also had work in DC’s Witching Hour, Ghosts, Unexpected, romance & war titles.

http://scoop.previewsworld.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?articleID=191185
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 19, 2017, 09:24:03 AM
I've just read the one of my earliest favourite artists, Bernie Wrightson, has passed from brain cancer. 
He's likely best know for his co-creation - Swamp Thing, and perhaps his work for Warren Magazines.  I believe the artwork for his edition of Frankenstein was his best work.  My condolences to his family.

http://berniewrightson.com/a-message-from-liz-wrightson/

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Poztron on March 20, 2017, 06:08:51 PM
Two of the underground comix greats, Jay Lynch and Skip Williamson, died within 11 days of each other this month (Jay on March 5th and Skip on March 16th). They founded one of the early seminal UG comix anthology books, Bijou Funnies, in 1968. They were originally part of the relatively short-lived "Satire Fandom" of the early '60s and had gag cartoons published in Kurtzman's Help! magazine in the Public Gallery section. I knew both of them and it is disorienting and sad to have them gone.  :-[
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on March 20, 2017, 09:54:47 PM
Really not a good month for comics, is it?  I hadn't heard about Skip Williamson passing, thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on May 13, 2017, 02:00:52 PM

JAYSON DISBROW (Mar 16, 1926  -- May 02, 2017)


http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/jay-disbrow-obituary?pid=1000000185295206 (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/jay-disbrow-obituary?pid=1000000185295206)


https://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/2013/08/number-1420-jay-disbrow-and-tarzan.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Crimson-Blue-Green on May 13, 2017, 07:11:09 PM
I've been reading Jay Disbrow's jungle stories.  Obviously Tarzan inspired, but still good.  I'm sad to hear of his death.   
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 14, 2017, 04:41:47 PM
Sad news for sure.  I liked his precode horror work.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on May 21, 2017, 09:34:01 AM

Rich Buckler, best known for his work as an artist for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, has died.He was 89.


Rich Buckler, best known for his work as an artist for Marvel Comics and DC Comics, has died. Buckler passed away Friday after a long battle with cancer.

Buckler worked on Marvel Comics' popular series Fantastic Four in the 1970s and created the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales.
 
The prolific artist also contributed to such comics as All-Star Squadron, Batman, The Flash, Jungle Action, The Spectacular Spider-Man and more.

He is also the author of two books — How to Become a Comic Book Artist and How to Draw Superheroes. –Hollywood Reporter, May 20, 2017 @ 6:06 PM PT

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/rich-buckler-dead-marvel-dc-comics-artist-was-68-1005867


Despite what it says there, he was 68 and not 89.

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 21, 2017, 11:05:03 AM
Dang, another one I liked when I first got into comics.
Thanks for all your updates Moppe.

BTW, all the extra text effects you tried to do aren't working so I removed them.  I think it best to stick to the plain bold, italic and colour effects.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on May 21, 2017, 10:55:50 PM
Was sorry to hear about Rich Bucker.  There were some who felt he swiped too much in his work, and I think there's some fairness to the charge, but he also did a lot of really fun books.  I should dig out the original Deathlok run and re-read it.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: darkmark on May 22, 2017, 11:41:58 AM
You will notice various Christian references in his work if you look for it.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on June 01, 2017, 03:10:24 PM
It's late but Barry Pearl made a post of his interviews with Rich Buckler available on his blog at the following link:
http://forbushman.blogspot.ca/2017/05/rich-buckler-1949-2017-in-his-own-words.html
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Drusilla lives! on June 10, 2017, 06:08:03 PM
Best Batman ever imo.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: darkmark on June 10, 2017, 10:34:22 PM
No Batman was ever loved more than him.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on June 11, 2017, 06:52:47 AM
Got to agree with you, Darkmark. While I did not care for the show, Adam West was a class act.


I just wish so-called journalists would consult Google, or something. He was not the very first actor to portray Batman. He was the third live-action actor in the part. That is, if you ignore Batman's appearances on the Superman radio show.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on June 11, 2017, 06:48:22 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1YFYQS_EV7k/WTwbTgAyOhI/AAAAAAAAFgc/AVZRp66itH8UD_q2JDdp_lbSwd7DPG2FQCK8B/s512/2017-06-10.jpg)
Not sure which artist Kac was talking about so I'll cover some that have since the first of the year.

"Artists who died in 2018: 9

July (1)
[19 Jul 2018] Jon Schnepp (writer and director of The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?), 51, stroke
June (2)
[29 Jun 2018] Bong Dazo (Philippine comic artist), 56
[27 Jun 2018] Harlan Ellison (American writer), 84
May (3)
[27 May 2018] WJulio Ribera (Spanish comics artist for Le Vagabond des Limbes),  91
[26 May 2018] Ted Dabney ( American electrical engineer, co-founder of Atari), 81, esophageal cancer
[14 May 2018] William Vance (Belgian comics artist for XIII, Bob Morane, Bruno Brazil),  82, Parkinson's disease

Jon Schnepp, writer and director of The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened? has died on July 19, 2018, from a stroke.  Schnepp was 51.

Schnepp was a true comic book fan, and met and commissioned George Perez at Long Beach Comic Con on Feb 19, 2017.

Thanks to John and Bleeding Cool for letting me know that Philippine comic artist Bong Dazo (real name Angelo Ty Dazo) has died on June 29th. He was 56.

Bong Dazo was probably best remembered for his work on Deadpool, among other titles. Rest in peace.

R.I.P. Harlan Ellison

Science Fiction writer Harlan Ellison, probably most famous for the Star Trek episode "The City on the Edge of Forever" among other works, has died at 84.

Although he's known for his television and film work ("A Boy And His Dog" was made into a movie), Ellison's work was adapted to comic book form via Dark Horse Comics' Harlan Ellison's Dream Corridor (five issues that ran from March 1995 to August 1995).

R.I.P. Julio Ribera
posted 05/28/2018

Spanish artist, based out of France, Julio Ribera, has died on 27 May 2018 at the age 91. He was known for the Sci-Fi comic book series The Vagabond of Limbo (French title: Le Vagabond des Limbes) with writer Christian Godard.

Additional details at bdencre.com

Ted Dabney, co-founder of Atari, has died at the age of 81
posted 05/28/2018

ATARI AGE #3 (Sep/Oct 1982)
The Atari Club
Ted Dabney, co-founder of Atari, has died at the age of 81.

Leonard H writes:

I just learned that my good friend, Ted Dabney, the co-founder of Atari, passed away at the age of 81. RIP dear friend. Your legacy will live on a long time!

R.I.P. William Vance (XIII)
posted 05/19/2018

I've just learned that Belgium artist William Vance has died on May 14, 2018, suffering from Parkinson's disease. He was 82. Vance was known for co-creating XIII (13), a sort of French/Belgium version of the Bourne Identity, in 1984. The XIII follows the story of an amnesiac protagonist who is trying to learn his true identity.

XIII was adapted to a first-person shooter by Ubi Soft Paris in 2003, and also adapted for television in 2008, and followed by two series... with each series having, what else?, 13 episodes.

Rest in peace, William Vance.

Le Génie des alpages #3
R.I.P. F'Murr
posted 04/10/2018

According to ligneclaire, French comics creator F'Murr (aka Richard Peyzaret) has died recently (the news of his death came to light today), he was 72.

F'Murr is most famous for the long-running series Le Génie des alpages (The Genius of the Mountain Pastures)... but also known for his parodies (see Tintin by F'Murr).

photo from lansposten.se
R.I.P. Gunnar Persson
posted 04/09/2018

Swedish comic creator Gunnar Persson has died on April 8, 2018.

He's known for being the son of Elov Persson, who created one of Sweden's oldest comic strip Kronblom. Gunnar took over drawing Kronblom when when his father fell to ill health. Keeping it all in the family, Gunnar's son, Jonas Persson, started co-drawing the strip in 2006.

Both Elov and Gunnar won an Adamson Award in the "Best Swedish comic-strip (or comic book) cartoonist" for their work on Kronblom.

R.I.P. Jack Cummins (Boom! Studios)
posted 02/15/2018

Former Boom! Studios and Archaia Press President Jack Cummins (full name: John J Cummins) has died on February 12, following complications from the flu. He was 51 (born July 6, 1966).

In 2017, Cummins co-founded the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) with Peter Wilt, where you can read more details about Cummins' death at nisaofficial.com:

"John Cummins was Co-founder of NISA and served as its Executive VP and General Counsel until his passing in February, 2018. His vision, passion and determination were critical to NISA’s formation and early development."

R.I.P. Mort Walker (Beetle Bailey)
posted a 01/27/2018

Beetle Bailey 's creator Mort Walker has died on January 27, 2018, due to complications of pneumonia.  He was 94 years old.  Although he was famously known for the creation of lazy private Beetle Bailey, Walker was also known for creating Hi and Lois, a strip about  a suburban family.

According to seattlepi.com, Walker drew his daily Beetle Bailey comic strip for 68 years, longer than any other U.S. artist in the history of the medium.

We salute you, Mort Walker.

R.I.P. Jan Steeman
posted 01/27/2018 

Dutch comics artist Jan Steeman has died on 24 January 2018 at the age of 74 to kidney failure.  He was best known for his football (soccer) comic book Roel Dijkstra and bumbling teenage girl Noortje (published in in Tina).  Noortje ran for more than 41 years, making it the longest-running Dutch comic strip by one and the same artist."

RIP - Information from different sites.


Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: darkmark on July 07, 2017, 02:12:21 AM
And now Joan Lee. I never met her and I'm sad I didn't.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on July 07, 2017, 12:42:07 PM
A couple of links for Joan Lee, Stan Lee's wife of 69 years:


http://www.winknews.com/2017/07/07/joan-lee-wife-of-comics-legend-stan-lee-dies-at-age-93/




https://www.yahoo.com/gma/inside-stan-joan-lees-69-romance-shes-perfect-145104336--abc-news-celebrities.html


My thoughts go out to the family.


Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 07, 2017, 02:30:16 PM
Amen.
I always got the feeling she was the love of his life when he talked about her.
Our condolences to the Lee family.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on July 10, 2017, 05:28:41 AM
Bob Lubbers (January 10, 1922-July 8, 2017)
http://www.newsfromme.com/2017/07/09/bob-lubbers-r-p/
Bob Lubbers did a lot of work for Rangers Comics and Wing Comics for Fiction House in the 1940s & some Human Fly for Marvel in the 1970s.
Apparently his last name was pronounced "loobers" though I never pronounced it that way.

==

Post formatting fixed by staff
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 12, 2017, 09:31:19 AM
Thanks very much for the updates mopee.
Very sad news.  I've always thought it was pronounced 'loobers' as well.


BTW, could I please ask you to not use all the text formatting in your messages?  Most of them don't work.  I've removed them from your posts so they read at a normal size.  There  is a max number allowed by the SMF software.
I've found using bold and a colour, perhaps one more and that's it works best.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: darkmark on July 12, 2017, 11:09:33 AM
Sam Glanzman just passed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 12, 2017, 05:29:46 PM
Sigh, two notices in one day.  Thanks DM, this is also very sad news for DCM members.

Drew Ford confirms his passing in this link - https://www.gofundme.com/samglanzman
And a tribute from Phil Latter here - http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/sam-glanzman-writer-illustrator-and-war-hero-i-lament-his-sad-passing/

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on July 13, 2017, 08:06:01 AM
Mark Evanier's News From Me tribute column:


http://www.newsfromme.com/2017/07/12/sam-glanzman-r-p/



Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on July 13, 2017, 10:38:57 PM
I followed his work in both Dell and Charlton through the years. The latest from DC series with Joe Kubert a few years back now.
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family.


Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 26, 2017, 02:55:51 PM
Marvel's "Fabulous Flo" Steinberg passed away July 23.  Anyone that read Marvel in the silver age will know her name.  She was a big part of the fun in the House of Ideas.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/fabulous-flo-steinberg-marvel-comics-fame-died-article-1.3349602

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on July 27, 2017, 12:03:59 AM
Not directly a comic person, but a lot of her characters showed up in comics.  We just lost June Foray:

http://www.newsfromme.com/2017/07/26/june-foray-r-p/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 27, 2017, 09:34:32 AM
very sad news.  I'm sure many here will recall her work fondly.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on August 02, 2017, 08:27:01 PM
I hate to see this topic so busy...

I've just read that long time Mad Magazine writer Stan Hart has also passed away.

http://www.madmagazine.com/blog/2017/07/28/rip-stan-hart-mad-writer

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on September 10, 2017, 10:23:36 PM
We just lost Len Wein. 

http://www.newsfromme.com/2017/09/10/len-wein-r-p/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on September 11, 2017, 08:16:59 AM
Very sad news.  Thanks for letting us know Eric.
For a writer I suspect many don't know these days he's had a massive influence on Marvel's fortunes these days.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on December 14, 2017, 12:29:30 PM
Fran Hopper, Fiction House artist, passed away at age 95 this past November.
A nice write up on her with photos can be read here:


https://www.cbr.com/fran-hopper-marvel-comics-passed-away/



Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on December 14, 2017, 06:30:54 PM
Sorry Yoc the addresses don't work as is, I fixed it for you.


Sorry to hear, we are losing all the "old artists", but then again I'm not so young myself.


Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on December 14, 2017, 08:11:42 PM
Thanks for fixing it Geo.  Fran had a very long life, give her that.  I wonder if Roy Thomas or anyone got to interview her?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on March 21, 2018, 08:19:06 AM
Raymond L. Miller was born on December 20, 1931 and passed away on Friday, December 15,
2017. Raymond Miller was a resident of Creekside, Pennsylvania at the time of passing. He was
a comics historian and a major information source for comics fandom, known for his
“Information Center” column in the RB-CC fanzine.

http://scoop.previewsworld.com/Home/4/1/73/1012?articleID=204061
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 21, 2018, 11:05:17 AM
Thanks for letting us know here mopee.
I'm embarrassed to say I wasn't aware of his work before this but he sounds like he would have fit in fine with DCM.

-yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on March 22, 2018, 03:21:38 AM
DJ Arneson (August 15, 1935 -- February 1, 2018)

https://www.newsfromme.com/2018/03/21/don-j-arneson-r-i-p/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on March 22, 2018, 07:04:43 AM
Not recent, but not likely to be noted anywhere else, Robert Plate was the writer and Harvey K.
Fuller was the artist of the Homer K. Beagle feature (1945-1948) in Young King Cole for
Novelty Comics.

Robert Plate (July 31, 1918 -- May 14, 2005)
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/05/nyregion/robert-plate-dies-at-86-wrote-for-young-people.ht
ml

Harvey K. Fuller  (Sept. 9, 1918 -- Nov. 21, 2017)
www.legacy.com/obituaries/theday/obituary.aspx?pid
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on March 22, 2018, 11:13:05 AM
Michael Lawrence Fleisher (November 1, 1942 – February 2, 2018). Known for his Superman,
Batman, and Wonder Woman encyclopedias. Also wrote The Spectre and had a long run on
Jonah Hex at DC

http://www.autumn-funerals-cremation.com/obituaries/obituary/2186_Michael_Lawrence_Fleish
er
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on March 22, 2018, 11:44:16 AM
Thanks for keeping us in the loop with what is a sad but inevitable fact about our favourite eras of comic creators.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on June 26, 2018, 05:08:05 AM
BILL LIGNANTE (March 20, 1925 – Feb 27, 2018), Drew The Phantom for Gold Key, King,
and Charlton. Also a courtroom sketch artist for ABC-TV and an animator for Hanna-Barbera.

https://www.newsfromme.com/2018/06/25/bill-lignante-r-i-p/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on June 26, 2018, 08:09:26 AM
Circa 1971 I saw Bill L.'s appearance on the TV show What's My Line. I recognized his name, but the panelists sure didn't. His "Line" for the show was Courtroom Artist. I do not remember if any of his other work was mentioned. Don't think so.

A busy, talented man. Rest In Peace, sir.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on June 28, 2018, 07:02:43 PM
Harlan Ellison just passed away.  While he wasn't primarily a comic book writer, he did quite a few.

From everything I've heard about him it's probably better that I never met him.  But he wrote a lot of amazingly good stories.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on June 28, 2018, 10:38:38 PM
"Tick-Tock" is the one I remember him writing for comic books. I sure there are others too he did.
- Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on June 29, 2018, 08:57:58 AM
and he was a huge comics fan.  I saw him at a convention once.  He was a bit scary but funny and didn't suffer fools as they say.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on June 30, 2018, 08:35:05 AM
I met Harlan at two conventions in St. Louis, Missouri, in the late 1960's. I did not happen to see his angry side.

WorldCon 1969 was in St. Louis. Harlan was there, as he had been at a smallish local S-F con the year before.

At St. Louis Con he was peddling a fanzine-like booklet titled "The Kong Papers." On the second day of the con (I think) they screened King Kong in the main meeting room.

When Kong killed the T-Rex, from the back of the room came a huge yell of "Yea Kong! Yea Kong!!" It was Harlan, of course.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 01, 2018, 09:07:50 AM
Back in 2011 I shared this YouTube link of Harlan showing his prized comics collection to someone on this link:
http://youtu.be/ajv592IboH4

The one con I saw him at I know his fee was partially paid in golden-age comics.
-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on July 06, 2018, 06:44:37 PM
And we just lost Steve Ditko.  Apparently he died several days ago, and even then he hadn't been discovered for a couple days.  A sad ending.

He might actually have died the same night as Ellison... That's one hell of a bad day for popular culture.

Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on July 06, 2018, 07:02:14 PM
Thanks Eric.
I just learned about it myself.

An obit with some on his career can be read here:
http://comicbook.com/marvel/2018/07/06/steve-ditko-dies-spider-man-doctor-strange-co-creator-marvel-comics/

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on August 24, 2018, 11:44:19 AM
Russ Heath just died.

https://www.cbr.com/russ-heath-obituary/

Oddly enough, I think my favorite story of his was "Plastic Sam" in MAD... which was his only work for EC comics proper, although he did a couple small pieces in the early Mad Magazine issues as well.

---

TCJ ran a obit here:
http://www.tcj.com/russ-heath-1926-2018/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on August 24, 2018, 06:51:52 PM
Man, I loved his Sci-Fi stories along with the "Sea Devils" series he did. I know he did work for Marvel by the way.

- Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on August 30, 2018, 11:01:55 AM
Not one but two to report today, sadly.  Both Gary Friedrich and Marie Severin have died.

https://www.newsfromme.com/2018/08/30/marie-severin-r-i-p/
http://www.tcj.com/marie-severin-1929-2018/

https://www.cbr.com/ghost-rider-gary-friedrich-passed-away/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on August 30, 2018, 02:55:38 PM
Thanks Eric, I just heard about this and added a link for a TCJ feature on Marie.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on August 30, 2018, 03:17:26 PM
Thank you, Yoc.  It seems like we’re losing all our last few EC creators this year.  Harlan Ellison, Russ Heath, Nick Meglin all did a story or two, and Marie of course worked on more of the EC comics than anybody.  Is there anybody left who worked on the EC Comics themselves, not counting MAD?
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on August 30, 2018, 04:02:19 PM
Hi Eric,
I'm told Angelo Torres is still with us. 

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries - Gary Friedrich
Post by: erwin-k on August 31, 2018, 06:16:20 AM
With permission, Roy Thomas posted this to the Grand Comics Database list yesterday:

Hi List--

I won't go into details at this point, but I wanted to mention that one
of my oldest and dearest friends, Gary Friedrich, passed away last
night, from the effects of Parkison's, which he had had for several
years.  That and his near-total hearing loss had left him feeling
isolated in recent years, and his wife Jean seems content that he is
finally at peace.  As many of you will know, he did considerable work
for Marvel during the late 1960s and 1970s, and for Charlton in the
1960s, including a remembered run on SGT. FURY, stints on CAPTAIN
AMERICA, DAREDEVIL, SHIELD, and others, and of course the basic
concept/creation of the motorcycle-riding Ghost Rider at Marvel.  I'd
know Gary since I was in college and he still in high school, when he
came to work at the Palace Theatre in Jackson, MO, and some of my
happiest memories of our days in the rock band he founded circa 1962 and
which existed for a couple of years.

Best wishes,

Roy
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on August 31, 2018, 01:42:32 PM
Thanks for sharing that Bob.  The rock band ending brought a smile to my face.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on September 07, 2018, 10:17:49 AM
I've heard today that voice actor, artist, comics and cartoon historian, art spotter HAMES WARE has passed away.

http://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2018/09/06/hames-ware-rip/

Thankfully his notes had been passed along for posterity to Columbia University.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on November 07, 2018, 09:31:08 PM
Hello everyone,
I've just learned some very sad news from Roygbiv666 and confirmed by Darrin Wiltshire that Richard David Boucher (Mr_Goldenage) passed away April, 15, 2018 at the age of 62.

https://missouri.funeral.com/2018/04/25/richard-boucher/?fbclid=IwAR1_c1yOsrBjLgB68XfcO-9pjykl5dmUSuPkS-h-g71_t9mxzRIW8_bapEI

Richard was co-owner along with Darrin Wiltshire of one of the first GA comic sites I ever found 'Good Guys and Gals of the Golden-age.' Richard's love and knowledge of GA comics was one of the inspirations for sites like DCM and CB+. He will be missed.

Here is a pic he shared from his FB page.

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on November 08, 2018, 09:44:33 AM
I did not know Richard Boucher, not even on-line. But I did enjoy the Good Guys/Gals site. He was one of the pioneers as Yoc said, that started the ball rolling towards DCM, and to an extent the Grand Comics Database that exist today.

Rest in Peace, Richard. And thanks.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: paw broon on November 08, 2018, 10:35:27 AM
Despite being a continent and ocean apart, Richard and I got to know each other quite well on-line. Richard's fascination with more obscure superheroes and Masked Mystery Men and Women, was a fascination we shared. His thirst for knowledge made me feel lazy and his research into the history of European, and especially Italian, MMM yielded lots of new information and comics.
Very sad news, and his passing leaves a big gap in our lives.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on November 08, 2018, 08:38:16 PM
Here is a link to Richard and Darrin's 'Good Guys and Gals of the Goldenage' site with all 22 issues.
Shared by Darrin in Richard's memory.  The site was a labour of love for both of them.

http://www.temporalcomics.com/good_guys_gals/

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Geo (RIP) on November 12, 2018, 01:42:10 PM
Stan Lee is dead at 95.
(Dec 28, 1922 - Nov 12, 2018)

https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/12/entertainment/stan-lee-obit/index.html

-Geo
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on November 12, 2018, 02:58:40 PM
Thanks Geo.  I just shared the same news on our Facebook page with this very detailed feature on Stan that The Comics Journal has shared on their site:

http://www.tcj.com/stan-lee-1922-2018/

-Yoc
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: OtherEric on November 12, 2018, 03:54:19 PM
We knew it was coming but it’s still a shock. I was only lucky enough to meet Stan once, briefly, at a con.  I thanked him for having entertained me my whole life; he looked at me with that Stan Lee gleam in his eye and said “You know I did it all just for you, right?”
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on November 13, 2018, 08:54:25 AM
R.I.P. Stan Lee.

What surprised me, after the news broke, was the extent of the coverage. The success of the Marvel movies made him something of a non-fan/collector household name. Before then, based on the brief live action TV show and various cartoons, all we might have seen/heard would have been, "Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man has died."

I related to Spider-Man more than most. I graduated high school the same month he did. My first visit to my college campus coincided with his.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: SuperScrounge on November 13, 2018, 06:57:36 PM
The GCD front page mentioned that Canadian artist Jack Tremblay passed away as well. He drew stories for Bell Features comics during WWII and later became a painter.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: darkmark on November 14, 2018, 04:04:12 PM
For once, when I saw Obituaries had new messages, I didn't have to wonder who for.  Farewell, Stan.  We owe a good part of our childhood to you, and a lot of years beyond.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on February 06, 2019, 01:21:04 PM
Herbert Walter Rogoff (May 12, 1927 - June 17, 2018)
http://obituaries.gloucestertimes.com/obituary/herbert-rogoff-1927-2018-1064780292

Herb Rogoff edited the G.I. Joe comic book for Ziff-Davis.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on February 07, 2019, 08:11:25 AM
Thanks again mopee.
:(
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on February 07, 2019, 08:49:27 AM
Herbert Walter Rogoff (May 12, 1927 - June 17, 2018)
http://obituaries.gloucestertimes.com/obituary/herbert-rogoff-1927-2018-1064780292

Herb Rogoff edited the G.I. Joe comic book for Ziff-Davis.

A good life and career.

I read thru the obit to find this:  "He drew over 8300 illustrations for Martin Sternberg’s “American Sign Language: A Comprehensive Dictionary,” published in 1981."

Now, I will pass the link on to my daughter who is an A.S.L. interpreter. Serendipity!
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on April 02, 2019, 01:15:25 PM
Raymond Burzon (Dec 6, 1932 - Nov 18, 2016)

Ray Burzon did lettering at Charlton, especially on stories drawn by Tony Tallarico.

https://www.myhorrynews.com/obituaries/raymond-burzon/article_506671e6-b8be-11e6-ab6e-2f40e023adb6.html

*****

Kenneth Bruce Bald (Aug 1, 1920 - Mar 17, 2019)

Ken Bald got his start in the Jack Binder Studio, c1941 - c1943. Post WW2, he drew Captain America, Namor, Sun Girl, Millie the Model, Nellie the Nurse, and Cindy for Marvel, from c1947 - c1950. He was the main cover artist at ACG, from c1948 - c1956. He also did newspaper strips and advertising art.

http://obits.nj.com/obituaries/starledger/obituary.aspx?n=kenneth-bald&pid=192036772&fhid=8240
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on April 03, 2019, 06:59:49 AM
Thanks M.
Very sad.  Bald had a nice long life and career.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: erwin-k on April 03, 2019, 09:26:09 AM
Thanks M.
Very sad.  Bald had a nice long life and career.

Agreed, Yoc. And somebody who knew and understood his career wrote a fine and detailed obit.

Bald's Dr. Killdeer appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch while I was growing up. Definitely excellent art and stories.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on April 03, 2019, 02:50:38 PM
Just found this (Thanks to D.D.Degg)

W.G Hargis (September 12, 1926 - March 2018)

W.G. Hargis... got to sign a number of his Inspector Denver stories in Police Comics.

http://www.bailsprojects.com/bio.aspx?Name=HARGIS%2c+W.+G.

In 1961-1963 Hargis worked on the Jane Arden syndicated strip.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/rec.arts.comics.strips/tef1dfO0RNI
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on May 31, 2019, 07:30:12 AM
R.I.P. Everett Raymond Kinstler (August 5, 1926 – May 26, 2019)

https://www.dailycartoonist.com/index.php/2019/05/29/everett-raymond-kinstler-rip/
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: Yoc on May 31, 2019, 11:15:16 AM
Very sad!  ERK was a wonderfully gifted artist.

You can read about him also on this Comics Journal obit:
http://www.tcj.com/everett-raymond-kinstler-1926-2019/
Title: R.I.P. Bob Napier (Dr. Bob)
Post by: paw broon on June 21, 2019, 08:37:56 AM
It's with great sadness that I have to tell you that Bob Napier has died. Most of you will not be aware that Bob was a bit of a legend in Scotland's comic scene.  He was involved in the creation of aka, marts and cons, and wrote articles for aka the fanzine. An expert art spotter, he introduced me to the work of Alex Toth, for which I am eternally grateful.
He was friendly with a number of big name comics creators but was never afraid to criticise work when he felt it was required, including the classic Dave Gibbons signing session.
The inventor of mezzanine drinking and at times, a larger than life character, Bob will be missed.
Title: Re: Obituaries
Post by: mopee167 on August 09, 2019, 12:20:43 PM
Ernie Colon (Jul 13, 1931–Aug 09, 2019).

https://www.facebook.com/ArtistErnieColon/

Longtime artist of Richie Rich (1969-1982). Also worked at DC (penciler/ inker/editor) in the 1980s. He also did a 9/11 book with Sid Jacobson.