Artist Ernie Colón has died

Artist Ernie Colón has died

It has been reported that Puerto Rican artist Ernie Colón passed away on August 8.

Over the course of his career, Colón worked as a penciler, inker, letterer, and editor, with a genre-defying style that fit just as well in an all-ages book as it did science-fiction or horror. He began his career as an uncredited penciler on Harvey books like Richie Rich and Casper the Friendly Ghost, before working on a variety of horror titles for various publishers.

Colón co-created Arak and Amethyst at DC Comics, and served as an editor for several years. He would go on to pencil books at Marvel, Eclipse, Valiant, and even Harvey again over the years, and collaborated on graphic novel representations of The 9/11 Report, The Warren Commission Report, and biographies of Che Guevara and Anne Frank.

He was 88.

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