Al Rio was one of the first big time artists to jump on board our little project. He drew the Fleur-de-Lys below. His implications helped pave the way for other artists to jump on board and lent us credibility. So it is with great sadness that we heard he has passed away this morning, from an apparent suicide. Fans are invited to leave messages on his DeviantArt page. Our thoughts and sympathies go to his friends and family. May he rest in peace.
We are big fans of Gene Colan here at Heroes of the North and it is with great sadness that we learned today of his passing. Mr. Colan was responsible for astonishing runs on Daredevil and illustrated one of our faves, Howard the Duck. Besides his impressive body of work for MArvel, he also illustrated several Batman issues for DC, amongst other great stuff. We would like to extend our sincere condoleances to Mr. Colan’s family and remember his legacy.