Tag: Obituary

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 30, 2015
Wescraven1 Variety.com is reporting that writer, director, producer and horror pioneer Wes Craven has died from brain cancer today at age 78.  Craven was best know for his horror franchises such as “Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Scream” but he also gave us other great genre works such as Last House on the Left, The Hills Have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 18, 2015
YvonneC1 We here at AFi are saddened by the news tonight of the passing of Yvonne Craig, TV’s original Batgirl(as well as many other memorable roles).    Yvonne’s official website broke the news to the public today:   Yvonne Craig passed away at her home in Pacific Palisades, surrounded by her immediate family and comforted by Hospice…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 20, 2015
EarlNobit1 Legendary painter and illustrator, Earl Norem, passed away yesterday. Mr. Norem was know for his paintings of Masters of the Universe as well as MANY other pop culture properties, defining the looks and “universes” for many fans. He was still working as an artist up until his last day.  His last project was for Mars Attacks….

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween everyone! Sorry this episode is a little later this week, but since we’re such a fan of the season it works out that we post this episode on “All Hallows Eve.” In this episode we discuss: That 2 minute AMAZING Bruce Timm/Zach S Superman 75th animated clip. Lou Schimer, co-founder of Filmation, passed…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 7, 2013
Harryhousen1-500x228.jpg We here at AFi are saddened by the passing of special effects legend Ray Harryhausen.  I personally had the opportunity to meet the man twice, hear him lecture once and see some of his legendary models in person.   His work continues to be an inspiration to countless artist and film fans.   He perfected an art…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 12, 2012
We at AFi are saddened by the loss of Comic Book legend Joe Kubert Eric “Cornboy Mayse wrote on his facebook page: Without Joe Kubert and the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon & Graphic Art there might never have been a Four Horsemen Toy Design Studios. That’s not to say that the other three Four…

 

by Daniel Pickett
May 8, 2012
All of us at AFi were saddened to hear of the passing of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak today at the age of 83. Maurice, most well know for his “Where the Wild Things Are” book and “Really Rosie” series (aka “The Nutshell Library“) that he created, was also an illustrator on dozens of other…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 6, 2012
davy-jones-monkees-150x150.jpg NEW YORK, March 5, 2012 – Wizard World, which produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking, mourns the passing of multimedia star Davy Jones, who died Wednesday in Florida.  Jones, best known as a star of “The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 19, 2011
I am very sad to hear and report the news that Elisabeth Sladen, the actress that played Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who passed away this morning after loosing her battle with cancer at the age of 63.   Sladen who played the Doctors companion Sarah Jane during the time of the 3rd and 4th…

 

by Daniel Pickett
March 4, 2008
AFI was sad to hear of of the passing of D&D creator Gary Gygax.   Like many of the rest of you, we spent many an Elementary and Junior High afternoon rolling 20 sided dice, painting little lead figures and listening to the descriptions given to us by our Dungeon Masters.  D&D was a very influential…

 

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