Monday, December 30, 2013

In Memoriam



by Arnie Fenner

The end of the year is a good time to remember those members of the art community that we lost in 2013.


Above: Dan Adkins, a former assistant to Wally Wood, drew for comics and
the SF fiction digests of the 1960s-'70s  

Dan Adkins [b 1937]
Comic Artist

Eric Auld [b 1931]
Artist

Frederic Back [b 1924]
Animator

Nick Cardy [b 1920]
Comic Artist

Scott Clark [b 1970]
Comic Artist


Above: Bob Clarke was a regular contributor to Mad Magazine

Bob Clarke [b 1926]
Artist

Didier Comès [b 1958]
Cartoonist

Ray Cusick [b 1928]
Film Designer

Mike Dimayuga [b 1974]
Artist

David Fairbrother-Roe [b ?]
Artist

Stuart Freeborn [b 1914]
Film Make-Up Artist


Above: Louis S. Glanzman was both an editorial illustrator and book cover artist.
His brother Sam Glanzman is a well-regarded comics artist

Louis S. Glanzman [b 1922]
Artist

Charles Grigg [b 1916]
Comic Artist




Above: Ray Harryhausen started out in science fiction fandom and was friends with
another young Los Angeles enthusiast, Ray Bradbury

Ray Harryhausen [b 1920]
SFX Artist


Above: Mitchell Hooks had an extensive career doing book covers and movie posters

Mitchell Hooks [b 1923]
Artist

Quentin Hoover [b 1964]
Artist


Above: Carmine Infantino (with Murphy Anderson) was both a respected artist
and editor for DC Comics during the Silver Age

Carmine Infantino [b 1925]
Comic Artist

Rune T. Kidd [b 1957]
Artist

Leonard P. Leone Sr [b 1921]
Art Director

Stan Lynde [b 1931]
Cartoonist

Greg Martin [b ?]
Artist


Above: José Ortiz

José Ortiz (Moya) [b 1932]
Comic Artist

George Olesen [b 1924]
Artist

PashP183 [b ?]
Graffitti Artist

Roy Peterson [b 1936]
Cartoonist

Al Plastino [b 1921]
Comic Artist

James Plumeri [b 1933]
Art Director


Above: Jesse Santos both drew comics stories and painted many covers

Jesse Santos [b 1930]
Comic Artist

Lou Scarborough [b 1953]
Animator


Above: Fred Scherer painted diorama murals for the Museum of Natural History

Fred Scherer [b 1915]
Muralist

J.C. Suares [b 1942]
Artist

Gilbert Taylor [b 1914]
Cinematographer


Above: Storm Thorgerson & his art for the Pink Floyd album
Dark Side of the Moon

Storm Thorgerson [b 1944]
Graphic Artist

Janice Valleau Winkleman [b 1923]
Artist


Above: Joan Hanke-Woods

Delphyne Woods aka Joan Hanke-Woods [b 1945]
Artist

Takashi Yanase [b 1919]
Artist

Whether they worked within genre or without, whether they described themselves as comic artists, cartoonists, illustrators, or painters, they were all a part of our extended creative family. All will be missed and may they all rest in peace.

During the awards ceremony at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live we run a video memorial to those no longer with us. If I've missed anyone, I'd greatly appreciate hearing from you so we can give them a final bit of recognition this May.

9 comments:

  1. Hiro Isono passed away April 28th. He is best known for his illustrations for the "Mana" series of video games released by Squaresoft.

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  2. Kurt Trampedach: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Trampedach

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  3. Sheilah Beckett [b 1913] passed away in November.
    She was a fantastic Children's Book illustrator and was still illustrating at 100 years old.

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  4. May I correct a date - Eric Auld was born in 1931, not 1913.

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  5. Fred Scherer was a great inspiration and all the hours I spent at the museum of natural history were standing in front of those dioramas in amazement of the seamless quality and atmosphere in his work.

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