Comedian artist John Paul Leon has died aged 49, in response to experiences.
The reason for his loss of life is at the moment unclear right now, however DC Comedian Senior Editor Chris Conroy took to social media on Sunday night time to substantiate that the artist had handed away.
He wrote: “It appears the information is out. Final night time we misplaced John Paul Leon, one of many best draftsmen within the historical past of comics, the form of artist that EVERY artist revered.
“Those that cherished him had some warning, however not sufficient.”
John Paul was finest identified for his illustration work on titles together with Batman, X-Males, and Static.
The artist was born in New York Metropolis and labored in illustration for the reason that age of 16.
He started by drawing black and white comics for Dragon and Dungeon magazines earlier than learning at New York’s Faculty of Visible Arts.
His first skilled comedian job got here in 1992 for Darkish Horse’s miniseries RoboCop.
His work was revered and he went on to change into a family title within the business due to fan-favourite’s equivalent to Static Shock.
He additionally labored for Marvel and supplied illustrations on the Earth-X maxiseries in addition to The Additional Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix.
Extra lately, he labored on the Batman: Creature of the Night time miniseries. He additionally supplied artwork for an upcoming Batman and Catwoman particular concern set to be launched in July, written by Form and Dave Stewart.
He has supplied many model guides for the DC Universe films, together with Superman Returns, Inexperienced Lantern, Batman Begins, and The Darkish Knight.
Followers and stars took to social media to pay tribute to the artist after information broke of his loss of life.
Comedian e-book writer, Jody Houser, stated: “Completely gutted to listen to about John Paul Leon’s passing. Probably the easiest artist I’ve ever labored with (and I doubt every other artists can be offended by my saying that).
“Did not know him effectively, however had been which means to drop him a line. F**ok.”
Eisner successful author Tom King wrote on Twitter : “John Paul Leon was a comic book e-book humanist.
“He grounded the inherent absurdity of conveying fantasy and story via inked panels by insisting the emotional battle of our lived expertise be in each line, each image. And he was a pleasure of a person, type and humorous, to the top. RIP.”
And VP for Marvel Video games wrote: “RIP John Paul Leon, a real artist whose each line revealed his depth, coronary heart and humanity. (Unlettered stunning pages from Black Widow: Lethal Origin.)”
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