Exhibit A Press founder Batton Lash has died
Over the weekend, it was reported that writer and artist Batton Lash has died after a long bout with brain cancer.
Lash had a long career in comics, both independent and mainstream. His best know creator-owned work was Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, which began life as a newspaper comic strip. He and his wife, editor Jackie Estrada (who also helps organize comic conventions, including San Diego Comic-Con and the accompanying Eisner Awards ceremony), founded the publisher Exhibit A Press in 1994, where Wolff and Byrd was renamed Supernatural Law and began publication as an ongoing series.
Lash also wrote Radioactive Man for Bongo, which in 2002 netted him an Eisner for Best Humor Publication, and wrote 1994’s Archie Meets the Punisher one-shot, often regarded as one of the best intercompany crossovers of all time.
He was 65.