Canadian artist Clément Sauvé (1977-2011) has died at the tragically young age of 33 after a battle with cancer. He entered comics working as an assistant to Yanick Paquette but made his own mark with pencils on projects including G.I Joe, JLA Secret Files, Stormwatch, and the fondly remembered Human Defense League. Most recently he had been working in character design.
Remembrances are already coming in from: Meredith McLaren
I was lucky enough years ago to attend a workshop he presented at SCAD. Not only was I struck by the crisp beauty of his work, but also the quiet confidence and humility he carried himself with.
You meet a lot of people at the convention table, and you try to do right by them for a few minutes. It’s hard to remember that after you part, they might take that encounter back into their own lives, that it might make a difference for good or ill. I wish that Clément had had more opportunity to influence others in that way, to become a mentor befitting his talent. He had more to give than 33 years.
Our condolences to his friends and family.