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]
Eric Auld [b 1931]
Frederic Back [b 1924]
Nick Cardy [b 1920]
Scott Clark [b 1970]
Above: Bob Clarke was a regular contributor to Mad Magazine
Bob Clarke [b 1926]
Didier Comès [b 1958]
Ray Cusick [b 1928]
Mike Dimayuga [b 1974]
David Fairbrother-Roe [b ?]
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]
Charles Grigg [b 1916]
Above: Ray Harryhausen started out in science fiction fandom and was friends with
another young Los Angeles enthusiast, Ray Bradbury
Ray Harryhausen [b 1920]
Above: Mitchell Hooks had an extensive career doing book covers and movie posters
Mitchell Hooks [b 1923]
Quentin Hoover [b 1964]
Above: Carmine Infantino (with Murphy Anderson) was both a respected artist
and editor for DC Comics during the Silver Age
Carmine Infantino [b 1925]
Rune T. Kidd [b 1957]
Leonard P. Leone Sr [b 1921]
Stan Lynde [b 1931]
Greg Martin [b ?]
Above: José Ortiz
José Ortiz (Moya) [b 1932]
George Olesen [b 1924]
PashP183 [b ?]
Roy Peterson [b 1936]
Al Plastino [b 1921]
James Plumeri [b 1933]
Above: Jesse Santos both drew comics stories and painted many covers
Jesse Santos [b 1930]
Lou Scarborough [b 1953]
Above: Fred Scherer painted diorama murals for the Museum of Natural History
Fred Scherer [b 1915]
J.C. Suares [b 1942]
Gilbert Taylor [b 1914]
Above: Storm Thorgerson & his art for the Pink Floyd album
Dark Side of the Moon
Storm Thorgerson [b 1944]
Janice Valleau Winkleman [b 1923]
Above: Joan Hanke-Woods
Delphyne Woods aka Joan Hanke-Woods [b 1945]
Takashi Yanase [b 1919]
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.
Hiro Isono passed away April 28th. He is best known for his illustrations for the “Mana” series of video games released by Squaresoft.
Kurt Trampedach: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Trampedach
Sheilah Beckett [b 1913] passed away in November.
She was a fantastic Children's Book illustrator and was still illustrating at 100 years old.
May I correct a date – Eric Auld was born in 1931, not 1913.
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.