Tuesday, February 22, 2011

IN MEMORIAM 2010

Entertainment
In Memoriam:  A Tribute to those in the Comics Industry who Passed Away in 2010

Thank you for your lives and the legacy you left behind.
(This makes me sad to compile every year for AICN, but I feel that we should honor the lives of those who create art and make the world a more beautiful place to live.)


Robert Culp (Actor)
Starred in GREATEST AMERICAN HERO, , I SPY, and voiced character in Disney's GARGOYLES.  All of these properties were adapted to comic book form and Culp himself was involved in co-star William Katt's production of the 2008 GREATEST AMERICAN HERO comic book.


ARCHIE Artist Jon D'Agostino Passes Away at 81
John D'Agostino (Artist)
MY LITTLE MARGIE, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, G.I. JOE, A REAL AMERICAN HERO, TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, and SONIC THE HEDGEHOG.  D'Agostino is one of those artists whose name I noticed throughout my childhood.  He was a journeyman inker who could make anybody look good.  He was especially adept with the Archie Comics style and contributed to making their "House" style what it was and is  today.  


Rex Morgan, by Tony Di Preta
Tony DiPreta (Artist)
AIRBOY, DAREDEVIL, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, DRACULA LIVES, REX MORGAN M.D., JOE PALOOKA, BEETLE BAILEY.  The name "DiPreta" is one I used to see on newspaper comic strips and I never knew he also did comic books, including some work for Marvel in the 70s.


William (Bill) Dubay (Editor/Writer/Artist)
Editor, Warren Publishing, Comix International, Archie's Red Circle Line, Western Publishing.  Co-Founder of Time Castle Books.  Co-Creator of Warren's THE ROOK and THE GOBLIN.


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Mike Esposito (Artist)
Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame Inductee.  AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WONDER WOMAN, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE FLASH, SUPERMAN, WORLD'S FINEST, SPIDEY SUPER STORIES, MIDNIGHT SONS


Frank Frazetta(Artist)
SHINING KNIGHT, FAMOUS FUNNIES, LI'L ABNER, THRILLING COMICS, CREEPY, EERIE, VAMPIRELLA.


Dick Giordano (Editor/Artist)
Alley and Shazam Award recipient.  Editor-in-Chief Charlton Comics. Vice-President/Executive Editor DC Comics.  WONDER WOMAN, SHAZAM, GREEN LANTERN/GREEN ARROW, LOIS LANE, BATMAN, ACTION, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, MODESTY BLAISE, DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU, DOCTOR STRANGE, CREEPY, EERIE.


Bob Guccione (Publisher)
PENTHOUSE COMIX.


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Bill Jaaska (Artist)
AIRBOY, INCREDIBLE HULK, SABLE, NEW TITANS, SWAMP THING, TUROK, UNCANNY X-MEN, WOLVERINE.


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Robin King (Artist)
THE SPIRIT, ZIP COMICS, ALL-WINNERS.



Satoshi Kon (Artist/Director)
TORIKO, KAIKISEN, SERAPHIM, PAPRIKA - DREAM CHILDREN.



Rik Levins (Artist)
AVENGERS, FEMFORCE, THE SHADE, X-O MAN-O-WAR, JUSTICE MACHINE, CAPTAIN AMERICA.


Daffy Duck by Joe Messerli
Joe Messerli (Artist)
Designed "The Twilight Zone" logo and art for the "Bonanza" opening credits.  DAFFY DUCK, WOODY WOODPECKER, YOGI BEAR, FLINTSTONES, PINK PANTHER.


Peter O'Donnell (Writer)
Creator of MODESTY BLAISE.  



Harvey Pekar (Writer)
AMERICAN SPLENDOR.



Steve Perry (Writer)
TIME SPIRITS, THUNDER CATS, BIZARRE ADVENTURES, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS, AMAZING HIGH ADVENTURE, CREEPY.


Howard (Howie) Post (Writer/Artist)
PRIZE COMICS, MORE FUN, JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY, SPOOKY, HOT STUFF, CASPER, WENDY THE GOOD LITTLE WITCH, ANTHRO.



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Jonny Rench (Colorist)
THE PROGRAMME, GEN13, WETWORKS, KILLAPALOOZA, WORLD OF WARCRAFT, GEARS OF WAR.


Adrienne Roy (Colorist)
BATMAN, DETECTIVE, NEW TEEN TITANS, MADAME XANADU, WARLORD, WEIRD WAR TALES.



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Henry Scarpelli (Artist)
Shazam award recipient.  ABBOTT & COSTELLO, LEAVE IT TO BINKY, ARCHIE COMICS.

Donald W. (Don) Sherwood (Writer/Artist)
TERRY & THE PIRATES, DAN FLAGG, THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY, THE PHANTOM.


Marvin Stein (Artist)
AMERICAN EAGLE, BLACK MAGIC, JUSTICE TRAPS THE GUILTY, ARCHIE COMICS, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN.



Gabriel Vargas (Artist)
LA FAMILIA BURRÓN, LOS SUPERLOCOS, SHERLOCK HOLMES.