RIP Brian Jacoby of Secret Headquarters

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I’m devastated to learn of the death of Brian Jacoby, the owner of Secret Headquarters, a comics shop in Tallahassee, FL. Jacoby was admitted to the hospital last week with blood clots in both lungs and a leg, and he died suddenly on Thanksgiving night. Jacoby tweeted his health experiences and hospitalization on his Twitter account—painful reading now, but his humor even in illness is evident. The above photo is taken from his Twitter account.

RIP Sharon Sakai

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Sharon Sakai, wife of Usagi Yojimbo artist Stan Sakai passed away this morning after a long battle with a brain tumor. Sakai wrote on Facebook: Sharon passed away at 9:00 this morning. She died exactly the way she wanted to–at home, surrounded by her family. Matthew flew home from up north, where he is going […]

RIP: Jeremy Dale — UPDATED

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UPDATE: A GoFundMe has been set up to help Kelly Dale in this difficult time. Artist Jeremy Dale has passed away suddenly. Best known for his work on Action Labs Skyward title, he had just been at NYCC creating commissions now posted on his website. His wife Kelly reported his passing on FB: It is […]

RIP Saturday Morning Cartoons 1962-2014

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With the cancellation of CW’s Vortexx cartoon block, broadcast television has ceased showing cartoons on Saturday Morning. With it, a cherished memory and ritual vanishes, as technology, economics, and regulations force changes to a way of life.

RIP Stan Goldberg

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Legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg has passed away at age 82. The artist suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His passing was noted on his Facebook page, where fans are invited to share memories.

RIP Robin Williams

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Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his house this morning, a suspected suicide. For a little while there, WIlliams was the biggest movie star on the planet. Just listing his prominent roles is exhausting. From Mork from Ork to Garp, Good Morning Vietnam, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Birdcage, Dead Poets Society, The […]

RIP: Dominic Postiglione

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Dominic Postiglione, better known as Nick Post, owner of Source Comics and Games and one of the main forces behind Minnesota’s Midwest Comic Book Association and their two shows, passed away last week, and his Facebook page has many touching remembrances. Postiglione was a tireless supporter of comics, and affected many with his enthusiasm and […]

RIP: Charles Barsotti

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Famed New Yorker cartoonist Charles Barsotti has passed away at age 80. He was 80. Barsotti had been suffering from brain cancer since last year, and he died quietly at home yesterday. With his extreme simple line style, and talking and thinking dogs, Barsotti was most often compared to James Thurber, and his whimsical humor […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 2

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Here’s the second part of my interview with Steve Moore, with more to follow. The first part can be found here, along with some explanation of how the interview came about. PÓM: Did you go to many SF cons? SM: Only two or three, I think … at least, that’s all I remember! They were […]

The Hermit of Shooters Hill – An Interview with Steve Moore, Part 1

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On the 26th of August 2013 I started doing a very long biographical interview with Steve Moore (as mentioned in my earlier post, Steve Moore 1949 – 2014: A Personal Appreciation). The plan was that it would take as long as it would take, and then we’d spend a bit more time fiddling about with […]

RIP Dick Ayers

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A week after celebrating his 90th birthday, Silver Age great Dick Ayers has passed away, according to reports on Facebook. TwoMorrow’s David Spurlock passed along a brief obituary and the picture below:

RIP Al Feldstein

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One of the last living EC Comics titans has passed away: Al Feldstein has died at age 88. Feldstein was one of the main architects of the EC Comics legend, writing some of its signature stories and editing Mad Magazine for 28 years after the departure of founder Harvey Kurtzman. Feldstein still recreated artwork from […]

RIP Eddie Valiant (aka Bob Hoskins)

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One of the groundbreaking performances in CGI history and a memorable actor overall.

RIP: Courtney Utt

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Designer Courtney Utt, who was responsible for some of Viz’s most distinctive covers, passed away recently at the age of just 37 following a long battle with brain cancer. You can see much of Utt’s work here.

RIP: The Ultimate Warrior

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Only a day after recording this promo, the man known as The Ultimate Warrior is dead at age 54. Born Jim Hellwig, the masked wrestler eventually changed his name legally to Warrior. One of wrestling greatest icons from its 80s glory days, The Ultimate Warrior brought unmatched ferocity and craziness to his matches and promos. […]

Steve Moore 1949 – 2014: A Personal Appreciation

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Stephen James Moore was born at 2:00pm on June 11th, 1949, in a house on Shooters Hill in South London, where he lived all of his life, and died on or around the 16th of March, 2014, still in that house on the hill. In between, he produced a huge body of work, of a […]