Monday, December 28, 2015

In Memoriam 2015

-By Arnie Fenner


Let's take a few moments to celebrate the lives of the members of our art family who left us in 2015. This is, sadly, a rather long list; I've included links where I could so that you can learn a bit more about some of these remarkable creatives.


Jane Aaron b 1935 • Artist/Animator


Brad Anderson b 1924 • Cartoonist


Howard Anderson b 1920 • VFX Artist


Murphy Anderson b 1926 • Comic Artist


Steven Archer b 1957 • Stop-Motion Artist


Jon Arfstrom b 1928 • Artist


Henri Arnold b 1917 • Cartoonist


Paul Bacon b 1923 • Graphic Artist


Luis Bermejo b 1931 • Comic Artist


James O. Berry b 1932 • Cartoonist


Roger Bollen b 1941 • Cartoonist


Marcia Brown b 1919 • Artist


Kate Chappell b 1985 • VFX Artist


Tim Corrigan b 1950 • Cartoonist


John Cooper b 1942 • Comic Artist


Mel Crawford b 1925 • Artist


Stephen Czerkas b 1951 • VFX/Paleo Artist


Roy Doty b 1922 • Cartoonist


Brett Ewins b 1955 • Comic Artist


Otto Frello b 1924 • Artist


Ernst Fuchs b 1930 • Painter


Blaine Gibson b 1918 • Sculptor


S. “Gopulu” Gopalan b 1924 • Cartoonist


Michael C. Gross b 1945 • Artist/Art Director


Steve Hanks b 1949 • Painter


Irwin Hasen b 1918 • Cartoonist


Jack Jurden b 1926 • Cartoonist


Gordon Kent b 1954 • Artist/Animator


Alan Kupperberg b 1953 • Comic Artist


Norman Lee b 1968 • Comic Artist


Charles F. "Chuck" Miller b 1952 • Publisher


Shigeru Mizuki b 1922 • Manga Artist


Tom Moore b 1929 • Comic Artist


Jeffrey Patrick "Jef" Murray b 1960 • Artist


Leonard Nimoy b 1931 • Actor/Director/Photographer


Earl Norem b 1924 • Artist


Noriyoshi Ohrai b 1935 • Artist


Glen Orbik b 1963 • Artist


Monty Oum b 1981 • Animator


Jay Scott Pike b 1924 • Artist


Stephen “The Pizz” Pizzurro b 1958 • Lowbrow Artist


Peter Pontiac b 1951 • Cartoonist/Underground Comix Artist


James R. Powell b 1972 • Artist


Claire Prebble b 1985 • Artist/Costume Designer


Gerard Quinn b 1927 • Artist


Kája Saudek b 1935 • Comic Artist


Nelson Shanks b 1937 • Painter


Aaron Shikler b 1922 • Artist


Leonard Starr b 1925 • Comic Artist/Cartoonist


Yoshihiro Tatsumi b 1935 • Gekiga Artist


Herb Trimpe b 1939 • Comic Artist


Francis Tsai b 1968 • Artist


Carson Van Osten b 1945 • Artist


Cliff Voorhees b 1930 • Comic Artist/Animator


Don "D." West b 1945 • Fan Artist


Jim Whiting b 1926 • Cartoonist


Hermann Zaph b 1918 • Calligrapher


James Zar b 1941 • Painter



Jean “Cabu" Cabut b 1938 • Cartoonist


Stéphane “Charb" Charbonnier b 1967 • Cartoonist


Philippe Honoré b 1941 • Cartoonist


Bernard “Tignous" Verlhac b 1957 • Cartoonist


Georges Wolinski b 1934 • Cartoonist

And finally:


Khaled Mohamad al-Asaad b 1933 • Art & Antiquities scholar
Murdered in Palmyra by ISIS while trying to protect the ancient city's cultural treasures.

Special thanks to Mike Glyer at File 770 for steering me to images for Don West and to those that have helped so far to correct some of my oversights. Likewise, if anyone knows of an artist that passed away in 2015 that I may have missed, please let me know in the comments section.

25 comments:

  1. Thankyou for this listing.Though it made rather sad reading.I was shocked that Earl Norem has passed away, during the summer and I never heard about it .His paintings were on a lot of the comics I bought as a teen.He really captured the "pulp" action feel of the Conan stories.

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  2. Good listing, for the Charlie Hebdo victims, you forgot one more : Georges Wolinski

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    1. Thanks very much! I've updated the list to include Mr. Wolinski.

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  3. Steve Hanks passed away on April 21, 2015

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    1. Thanks! I've added Mr. Hanks to the page.

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  5. Dutch underground comic book artist and illustrator Peter Pontiac also died this year: https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/pontiac1.htm

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  6. Danish painter and illustrator Otto Frello (1924-2015)
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  7. A list none of want to make but eventually will. Khaled Mohamad al-Asaad, a double loss of life and culture.

    There is another list here with some overlap.
    http://makingamark.blogspot.com/2015/12/rip-some-of-artists-who-died-in-2015.html#more

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  8. I didnt realise Peter Pontiac died! I was fortunate to exhibit with him in Amsterdam last year. Sad to see some young artists on that list.

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