Jeremy Dale, creator of the Action Lab comic book Skyward, has passed away.
Working in comics for just over a decade, his comics included Popgun, GI Joe: A Real American Hero and Miserable Dastards.
He lived in Atlanta with his wife, Kelly Dale, who posted the tragic news to his Facebook page.
It is with great difficulty that I share with you this awful news. Late in the evening of November the third, my husband Jeremy Dale passed away. He was hospitalized, and surrounded by his friends. His doctors say he passed without pain or suffering.
Jeremy’s passing was sudden, and a shock to everyone. The delay in sharing this sad news was so that we could contact Jeremy’s family and close friends. Final arrangements are still being made, and will be shared on Jeremy’s Facebook page as details come together.
Our thanks go out to everyone for the outpouring of love and concern. Condolences may be shared on Jeremy’s Facebook page for the time being; this will be the same place where we will post any information regarding memorial services, funerals, and other plans.
For the time being, I ask that all friends and colleagues with questions, or concerns beyond expressing their condolences, reach out to Joe Peacockand Allison Sohn for answers and information. Immediate family can and should contact me directly- you know how to reach me.
Jeremy loved you all very much- he appreciated your support and your friendship. Thank you so much for your understanding during this very difficult time.
I have just been rereading e-mails with Jeremy, discussing the appeal and potential of all-ages comics, of which he was a strong proponent. To lose any member of the comics community is hard, but to lose one so young is tragic beyond words. My thoughts are with his friends and family. GoFundMe accounts here and here have been set up to help with expenses.
Photo by Luigi Novi.