It appears that the comic book creator of Ant, Mario Gully, was charged with robbery in July, resulting in his incarceration. He pled guilty to the charge of larceny from a person and is currently awaiting sentencing.
Jack Estrada noticed the official record of his arrest, as well as the news that his family were deleting his Facebook page, and noting that he wouldn’t be around for some time.
Ant was a comic that Gully invented when he was sentenced for robbery back in 1996, which he talked about as being a turning point in his life.
Published by Arcana, then Image Comics, then Big City Comics, he then worked for Marvel on comics such as Marvel Illustrated, Hulk and Exiles.