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Claire Bretécher, Legendary French Cartoonist, Dead at 79

By | Feb 12, 2020 | News

Cartoonist Claire Bretécher, a groundbreaking comic book creator and one of the first prominent French female cartoonists, has died at the age of 79. Bretécher was a pioneer for women in the field, generating acclaim throughout the late 20th century for her social-satirical cartoons. She was best known for her work on the series “Les […]

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D.C. Fontana, Star Trek Writer, Dead at 80

By | Dec 3, 2019 | News

TrekCore reports screenwriter and story editor D.C. Fontana died peacefully yesterday after a short illness. She was 80 years old. Best known for her contributions to the first four Star Trek TV series, Fontana also wrote the 1989 novel Vulcan’s Glory (set during Spock’s early service on the Enterprise), and with writer Derek Chester and […]

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Howard Cruse, Cartoonist, Dead at 75

By | Nov 26, 2019 | News

Howard Cruse, the artist responsible for “Stuck Rubber Baby” and “From Headrack to Claude,” died today aged 75 after succumbing to cancer. Cruse was lauded for his anthology “Gay Comix,” which provided a voice to gay creators in the 1980s and onwards; a common theme through Cruse’s career. Cruse was born on May 2nd 1944 […]

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Gahan Wilson, Macabre Cartoonist, Dead at 89

By | Nov 22, 2019 | News

American author, cartoonist and illustrator Gahan Wilson died yesterday, according to his family’s GoFundMe page. He was 89. The notice reads, “The world has lost a legend. One of the very best cartoonists to ever pick up a pen and paper has passed on. He went peacefully – surrounded by those who loved him.” Born […]

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Tom Spurgeon, Comics Journalist, Dead at 50

By | Nov 13, 2019 | News

Tom Spurgeon, founder/editor in chief of The Comics Reporter, died today at the age of 50. His death has been reported by friends and coworkers on Twitter; no cause of death is known yet. Spurgeon wrote about comics for the past 37 years, most notably as the editor of The Comics Journal from 1994 to […]

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Ricardo Tercio, Marvel “Fairy Tales” Artist, Dead at 43

By | Oct 17, 2019 | News

Portuguese news agency Lusa reports that illustrator Ricardo Tercio died this week, between Tuesday and Wednesday, at the age of 43. The cause of death will be confirmed after an autopsy. Tercio was best known in the English-speaking world for illustrating 2007’s “Spider-Man: Fairy Tales” #1, and 2008’s “Avengers Fairy Tales” #4, which respectively reimagined […]

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Dana Fradon, New Yorker Cartoonist, Dead at 97

By | Oct 15, 2019 | News

The New York Times reports cartoonist Dana Fradon has passed away at age 97 from liver cancer. He worked as a cartoonist for The New Yorker from 1948 to 2003, where he created nearly 1400 cartoons. He died in his home in New York on October 3rd. Dana Fradon was born in Chicago on April […]

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Nigel Dobbyn, “2000 AD” Artist, Dead at 56

By | Aug 30, 2019 | News

Rebellion have announced that veteran “2000 AD” artist Nigel Dobbyn has died. He was only 56 years old. Based in northeast England, Dobbyn began drawing for fanzines like “Killing Stroke” and “Harrier’s Avalon” after receiving his engineering degree in 1984. He made his professional debut in “2000 AD” four years later, beginning with a trio […]

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