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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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Tom Pattison, Veteran DC Staff Member, Dead at 64

By | Aug 27, 2019 | News

Longtime DC Comics staff member Tom Pattison has died at the age of 64, Newsarama reports. Pattison served as the company’s Royalties & Participation Manager from 1996 until his retirement in 2011, overseeing the royalty payments for their creators. The cause of death was cancer. Thomas Campbell Pattison was born on July 18, 1955. He […]

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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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