Comic books, as an art form and business, have been around for nearly a century, and since the first modern comic book was printed in 1933, the world has lost some giants from the industry. Some of the greatest creators in the industry have passed recently, though most don't receive the attention of giants like Stan "The Man" Lee.
For most creators, they live their lives, give the world a gift in the form of their artwork and storytelling abilities, and they pass. Life moves on, as it always does, but that doesn't mean the people who create a medium we all love aren't going to be missed.
2019 was a great year for comic books and its associated media on the silver screen, but it wasn't all wonderful. Throughout the year, several important figures in the industry passed away, and while they are no longer with us, their work continues to live on as a lasting legacy.
These ten amazing creators worked in one of the most expressive and beloved forms of artwork and literature, and each one will be missed by their family, their peers in the industry, and their fans.
Jonathan is a graphic artist, illustrator, writer, and game designer. Jonathan retired from the U.S. Army in 2017 and enjoys researching and writing about history, science, theology, and many other subjects. He writes for ScreenRant, CBR, NerdBastards, Listverse, Ranker, WhatCulture, and many other sites online. You can check out his latest on Twitter: @TalkingBull or on his blog: jonathanhkantor.com