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Guillermo Mordillo, Legendary Cartoonist, Dead at 86

By | Jul 2, 2019 | News

The DW reports award-winning cartoonist Guillermo Mordillo, who was most famous for his characters’ trademark bulbous noses, has passed away in Mallorca, Spain, at the age of 86. Born August 4, 1932 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mordillo developed an early interest in drawing: he said he was inspired to take up art by Disney’s Snow […]

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Justin Ponsor, Marvel Colorist, Dead at 42

By | May 21, 2019 | News

Comic book colorist Justin Ponsor died on Saturday, May 18, 2019, following a long battle with cancer. His Facebook page stated, “Justin passed away in his home early on the morning of May 18th surrounded by loved ones. It has been a time of mourning, reminiscing, and, above all else, celebration. Because. C’mon. This guy.” […]

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Tommy Donbavand, Comic Strip Writer and Author, Dead at 53

By | May 15, 2019 | News

[Cover Illustration by Nigel Parkinson] British writer Tommy Donbavand, best known for creating the Scream Street book series and writing the comic strip “The Beano,” died yesterday, aged 53 after a battle with cancer. The news was reported on Donbavand’s website by his friend Barry, who paid tribute to his “kind, funny, courageous, ridiculous friend,” […]

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Greg Theakston, Comics Historian, Publisher and Archivist, Dead at 65

By | Apr 24, 2019 | News

Comics historian and illustrator, Greg Theakston has passed away at the age of 65. Theakston, who used the pseudonym Earl P. Wooten, was known for his research as a comics historian under his independently published Pure Imagination imprint, as well as for developing the Theakstonizing process used in comics restoration. Before digital scanning and manipulation […]

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Monkey Punch, Creator of “Lupin the Third,” Dead at 81

By | Apr 16, 2019 | News

Monkey Punch, whose real name was Kazuhiko Katō, died on April 11 following a battle with pneumonia. The 81-year old manga creator was best known for creating “Lupin the Third,” which followed the adventures of master thief Arsène Lupin III, the grandson of Maurice Leblanc’s classic creation. Katō was born on May 26, 1937 in […]

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James Hudnall, Comic Book Writer, Dead at 61

By | Apr 10, 2019 | News

Comic book writer James Hudnall died yesterday at the age of 61. Artist Matt Cossin, who was working with Hudnall on a new book, announced the news on Facebook, stating “James’ sister, Susan, has informed me that my good friend, writer and collaborator, James Hudnall, has passed away. James was one of the very few […]

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Leslie Sternbergh, Underground Comix Artist, Dead at 58

By | Apr 4, 2019 | News

Bleeding Cool and the Comic Book Database report that underground comix artist Leslie Sternbergh passed away on March 27, 2019. Colleen Doran verified the news on Twitter, stating “the radiant Leslie Sternbergh passed away of Multiple System Atrophy. She was a brilliant underground cartoonist, artist, model, and a stupendously funny and beautiful person.” Sternbergh was […]

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Mark Alessi, Founder of CrossGen Comics, Has Died

By | Mar 30, 2019 | News

CrossGen Entertainment’s founder, Mark Alessi, died yesterday morning, Bleeding Cool reports. Alessi was raised in Connecticut and graduated from Xavier High School in 1971. After founding and acting as CEO for Technical Resource Connection, he established CrossGen Comics in Tampa, Florida. The purpose of CrossGen was to directly compete with comic book giants Marvel and […]

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