Bring Out Your Dead 901: Bleeding Cool’s The Walking Dead Live-Blog!

Welcome back for a brand new season of Bring Out Your Dead: Bleeding Cool’s The Walking Dead Live-Blog!, as we take a look at a righteously game-changing ninth season for AMC‘s long-running drama-horror series. With Angela Kang stepping up as new showrunner, the imminent departure of Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and “partial departure” of Maggie (Lauren Cohan) […]

Frank Avruch, Beloved Bozo the Clown Actor, Dead at 89

Radio and television fans around the world are in mourning this week with news that longtime media personality  Frank Avruch has passed away at age of 89. Having transitioned from radio to television over the course of his 40 years on the air, the Boston stalwart was best known for playing the iconic Bozo the […]

The Comics Industry Remembers Bernie Wrightson

We learnt late last night that master illustrator and comics creator, Bernie Wrightson, had passed away. Those who were touched by his work in and around comics have been sharing their memories, experiences and condolences. Here are just a few. Learned of the brilliant Bernie Wrightson’s passing while I sit here working on a Swamp […]

Comics Folk Talk, Remember, Celebrate Alan Rickman

A look at what some comics folk (and friends) have been saying about the actor Alan Rickman, who died today from cancer. RIP Rickman. I got to shake Alan's hand on the set of @thatkevinsmith's Dogma back in '98. A good chap. — Jim Mahfood (@JimMahfood) January 14, 2016 #TBT Memorizing the whole script […]

Alan Kupperberg Dies, Aged 62

According to his brother and fellow comic book professional Paul, veteran comic book artist and writer Alan Kupperberg died last night from thymus cancer, aged 62. Kupperberg was an artist on many Marvel comic books during the seventies and eighties including The Invaders, Thor, Marvel Two-In-One, What If, Defenders, Star Wars, Iceman, New Universe, The Punisher and Spider-Man titles […]

Yoshihiro Tatsumi Passes Away, Aged 79

Paul Gravett reports, The news came through to me in a short email yesterday, March 7th 2015: “Sensei passed away today.” Yoshihiro Tatsumi is the ‘sensei’ or grand master of ‘gekiga’, a term he coined for the darker, more dramatic form of manga in Japan. His innovations were vitally important for Japanese comics and his […]

2000AD’s John Cooper Dies, Aged 72 – The Man Who Drew The First Judge Dredd

2000AD posted, We’re so sad to hear of the passing of another 2000 AD great: John Cooper, artist on Judge Dredd and Armitage, as well as classic comics series such as Johnny Red and One-Eyed Jack. Deepest condolences to his family and friends. Known better as “Coop”, John Cooper was born in Featherstone, West Yorkshire […]

Brett Ewins, Co-Creator Of Deadline, And Legendary 2000 AD Artist Dies, Aged 59

Brett Ewins may be best remembered for his work on 2000AD, drawing strips such as Bad Company, Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, working with creators such as Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy. He also created the series Skreemer with Milligan and Steve Dillon. But with Dillon, he also created the music and comics […]

André Coelho Passed Away, Aged 35. Today’s Flash Sees Some Of His Final Work.

Brazilian artist André Coelho, passed away around three weeks ago. He was only 35.  Today’s Flash #36 represents some of his final work, unfinished at his time of death, the comic concluded by Brett Booth and Norm Rapmund. Norm tells me that André only got to see two pages of his pencils inked before he died, but […]

Deodato Borges, “Mike Deodato Sr”, Dies, Aged 80

Yesterday, it was reported that Brazilian comic book creator Deodato Borges died, at the age of 80. He suffered a series of heart attacks, some time after being treated for cancer of the kidneys. His son, Mike Deodato, tweeted, O Flama morreu. — Mike Deodato, Jr. (@mikedeodato) August 25, 2014 “The flame died”. Broadcaster, journalist and […]

Bob Hoskins Has Died, Age 71

He retired from public life in 2012 after a diagnosis of Alzheimers. We never stopped pressing play on his films, however. And I don't suppose we ever will.

Steve Moore, 1949-2014, RIP

Strange Attractor has announced the death of its contributor Steve Moore, comics creator, editor and so much more, over the weekend. Long standing editor and contributor to The Fortean Times magazine from the beginning, creator of 2000AD‘s Future Shocks, of Red Fang and Valkyries, of Lazer Erazer and Axel Pressbutton, contributor to Warrior Magazine, 2000AD, […]

José Ortiz Dies, Aged 81

José Ortiz Moya died yesterday, aged 81. A Spanish, or Catalan artist, he worked on comics including Warren’s Apocalypse, Night of the Jackass and Coffin in Eerie, and Pantha in Vampirella. He also co-created Hombre with Antonio Segura in the magazine Cimoc, as well as founding the publishing house Metropol in the eighties.During that period he also worked […]

Edwin Rosell, Inker And Designer, Dies At 41

Edwin Rosell was best known in the comics industry as an inker, working for Wildstorm on comics such as Gen 13 and Alan Moore‘s run on Voodoo (above). But he has a longer and more diverse career as a visual developer, working as a visual designer. Animator and designer Jeff Merghart posted earlier this month, […]

Matte Paintings By Matthew Yuricich, The SFX Genius Who Has Passed Away

Matthew Yuricich has passed away at the age of 89. Yuricich was the man who gave Ghostbusters, Blade Runner and Star Trek their epic sense of scale. He painted mattes for these, and many other pictures, that enabled the filmmakers to realise big, broad and often impossible vistas. You have seen his work, and many […]

Ernie Chan Passes

Ernie Chan passed away last night, aged 71. Chan (initially credited as Ernie Chua after a passport mix up) was a Filipino comic book artist who moved to the US in the 1970s to work in the comics industry. With a notable inking run on Conan The Barbarian with John Buscema, and art runs on […]

Tony DeZuñiga, Co-Creator Of Jonah Hex, Passes

This morning, Filipino comic book websites reported the death of Tony DeZuñiga, known locally as “Mang Tony”. Tony was one of the earliest artists from the Phillippines working in the mainstream US marketplace, and paved the way for many comic artists to find work from Marvel and DC, co-created Jonah Hex and Black Orchid for […]

Moebius, aka Jean Giraud, aka Gir, Has Passed Away

The pioneering comic book creator and movie concept artist Moebius, aka Jean Giraud, aka Gir, has passed away at the age of 73. I expect Rich will want to add something more in respect of his comics work in particular, so I think I’ll share some of his incredible movie work. I believe the first […]