Posts Tagged ‘ in memoriam ’

John Rogers Passes Away at 57

November 16, 2018
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John Rogers Passes Away at 57

CBLDF is saddened to mark the passing of John Rogers, long-serving president of San Diego Comic-Con, who died last weekend after a short battle with brain cancer. Rogers was a foundational influence on Comic-Con’s evolution. He was first elected as the organization’s president in 1986, continuously serving for 32 years. Rogers was most comfortable behind…

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Harlan Ellison – Prolific Writer and Free Speech Advocate

July 2, 2018
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Harlan Ellison – Prolific Writer and Free Speech Advocate

Harlan Ellison, a prolific and award-winning author with a mythic and often divisive personality, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 28. Ellison authored hundreds of crucial science-fiction stories like I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream and “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman. He was also far ahead of the rush to writing…

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“Farewell to a Friend”: Paul Levitz on MAD Magazine’s Nick Meglin

June 4, 2018
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“Farewell to a Friend”: Paul Levitz on MAD Magazine’s Nick Meglin

Word is spreading of the sudden passing of Nick Meglin, an insufficiently celebrated but extraordinarily important influence on American culture and cartooning. Nick is close to the last survivor of the offices of E.C. Comics (hang in there, Marie and Angelo!) and one of the legendary Fleagle Gang of young creative turks that moved through…

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Remembering Rory Root

May 22, 2018
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Remembering Rory Root

Ten years gone, and not only do I still miss Rory Root, but I often reflect that comics has never recovered from his loss. Rory was a true nexus, encouraging creators, retailers, publishers, and educators not only to interact with each other, but to befriend each other. He believed in the medium, and its capacity…

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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

March 9, 2015
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Goodbye, Yoshihiro Tatsumi

The celebrated mangaka and one of the founders of the “gekiga” school of alternative manga Yoshihiro Tatsumi has reportedly passed away at the age of 79. Tatsumi’s work was groundbreaking, boundary-pushing, and often breathtaking. He told stories that were haunting, and he explored complex topics such as guilt, sexuality, grief, and the bleaker aspects of…

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