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Benoît Sokal, Cartoonist and Video Game Designer, Dead at 66

By | May 30, 2021 | News

French video game publisher Microids have announced that cartoonist and game developer Benoît Sokal passed away on Friday, May 28, after battling a long-term illness. He was only 66 years old. Sokal was best known for creating the anthropomorphic detective series “Inspector Canardo,” and the steampunk adventure game series Syberia, which he subsequently adapted into […]

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Kentaro Miura, Creator of “Berserk,” Dead at 54

By | May 20, 2021 | News

Kentaro Miura, the creator of the dark fantasy manga “Berserk,” has died, aged just 54. Per the comic’s official Twitter account, Miura died on May 6, 2021, from acute aortic dissection, ie. a tear in the main artery. Miura created “Berserk” in 1989, and continued to write and illustrate it until his death, consequently becoming […]

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Jesse Hamm, Comics Creator and Essayist, Has Died

By | May 12, 2021 | News

Comic book writer and artist Jesse Hamm has died: his wife and fellow cartoonist, Anna Sahrling-Hamm, announced the news on Twitter, stating he “just died. Blood clot in lung. I have no idea what to do now.” A member of the Portland-based comics collective Helioscope, Hamm’s bibliography included work for DC and Marvel, as well […]

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Frank Jacobs, MAD Magazine Writer, Dead at 92

By | Apr 6, 2021 | News

CBR reports longtime MAD Magazine writer Frank Jacobs has passed away, at the age of 92. One of the humor magazine’s most prolific contributors, Jacobs’s work was featured in over 300 issues from 1957, to 2014 — during his 90th birthday, MAD‘s editors praised him for writing “nearly half of what we’ve published!” Born on […]

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Francisco Haghenbeck, Mexican Author, Dead at 56

By | Apr 5, 2021 | News

Al Día News reports Mexican comic book writer, novelist, and screenwriter Francisco Haghenbeck died in Tehuacán, Puebla, on Sunday, April 4. The 56-year old, whose novel El Diablo me obligó inspired the supernatural Netflix series Diablero, had been hospitalized for early pneumonia last Friday, and passed away after respiratory complications related to COVID-19. Francisco Gerardo […]

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Si Spencer, Comic Book and TV Writer, Dead at 60

By | Feb 17, 2021 | News

Various reports, including a statement from longtime publisher Rebellion/2000AD, confirm that comics and TV writer Si Spencer has suddenly passed away at age 60. Hailing from Sheffield, England, Spencer’s comic debut came in the pages of British creator-owned comics magazine Crisis. From 1991 to 1992 he was editor at Deadline, and in 1993 began his […]


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