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David Sutherland, “Beano” Artist, Dead at 89

By | Jan 20, 2023 | News

BBC News reports Scottish cartoonist David Sutherland died yesterday, Thursday, January 19, at the age of 89. Sutherland was best known for drawing ‘The Bash Street Kids’ comic strip for 60 years, beginning in 1962; he ultimately penciled over 4000 comics starring the troublesome kids of Class 2B. The news comes a few weeks after […]

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Jason Pearson, “Body Bags” Creator, Dead at 52

By | Jan 18, 2023 | News

CBR reports cartoonist Jason Pearson passed away on December 19, 2022, aged just 52. Per a family statement shared on Facebook, Pearson died from “natural causes.” Pearson was best known for writing and drawing “Body Bags,” a Dark Horse series about a father-daughter pair of bounty hunters, and for co-founding the Atlanta-based comic book artist […]

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Tim Kennedy, Longtime Archie Artist, Has Died

By | Jan 9, 2023 | News

Archie Comics announced last month that longtime artist Tim Kennedy passed away. Nothing else was disclosed about the death of Kennedy, who worked almost exclusively for Archie with his twin brother, Pat, for over three decades, creating books like “Archie: The Married Life,” “Jughead: The Hunger,” and “Archie Meets Riverdale.” Tim and Pat Kennedy studied […]

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Kevin Conroy, the Voice of Batman, Dead at 66

By | Nov 11, 2022 | News

Per a statement from his agency, Kevin Conroy, the voice of Batman in Batman: The Animated Series, and several other DC Animated Universe TV shows and films, has died following a short battle with cancer. He was only 66 years old. Widely regarded as the definitive Batman actor, Conroy also voiced the Dark Knight in […]

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Carlos Pacheco, Artist and Writer, Dead at 60

By | Nov 10, 2022 | News

Various sources, including Marvel and DC Comics, have confirmed that Spanish comic book artist and writer Carlos Pacheco died yesterday, November 9, a few days before what would’ve been his 61st birthday. The news comes two months after Pacheco announced he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, and that […]

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Kevin O’Neill, “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” Co-Creator, Dead at 69

By | Nov 7, 2022 | News

London’s Gosh! Comics store reports that award-winning British comic book artist Kevin O’Neill died last week, following what was only described as “a long illness.” O’Neill, who was 69, was best known for creating “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” with writer Alan Moore, as well as (along with Pat Mills) the 2000 AD character Nemesis […]

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Tom Palmer, Prolific Inker and Artist, Dead at 80

By | Aug 30, 2022 | News

[Header artwork from Palmer’s cover for “Avengers” #402 (September 1996)] Marvel Comics shares that longtime inker and artist Tom Palmer died earlier this month; he was 80 years old. Palmer inked countless issues of “The Avengers,” “Star Wars,” “Doctor Strange,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and more, as well as numerous DC Comics titles like “Batman,” and […]

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Ron Zimmerman, “Rawhide Kid” Writer, Dead at 64

By | Aug 1, 2022 | News

[Header art by Dave Johnson] Deadline reports stand-up comedian, film/TV producer, and writer Ron Zimmerman died from cancer on Thursday, July 28. He was 64 years old. Zimmerman’s credits included scripting several Marvel Comics titles in the 2000s, including “Spider-Man: Get Kraven,” “Ultimate Adventures,” and the controversial 2003 MAX reboot of “Rawhide Kid.” Zimmerman’s earliest […]

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