Scott Clark, longtime artist at DC Comics, passed away last night, as reported on his facebook page. The artist, whose break came at Jim Lee's WildStorm imprint, was most recently drawing in the New 52 for Deathstroke, as well as doing covers for his WildStorm mainstay Grifter.
Working in comics since the 90s, Clark made a name for himself drawing Stormwatch. Other previous work for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Aspen Comics, and beyond included Brightest Day, Adventure Comics, Cable, Fathom, Flashpoint: Wonder Woman, Irredeemable, Batman Inc., and much more.
At 43 years old, Clark is survived by his wife Kim and his son Andrew.
Edit: DC has issued a statement on Clark's passing:
"The entire DC Entertainment family is saddened by the news of artist
Scott Clark's passing. Scott was an extremely talented creator and an
important part of The New 52. From the beginning of his career working
at WildStorm through his most recent output on titles like Grifter,
Batman, Inc. and Manhunter, Clark earned a reputation as an extremely
talented and professional artist. We send our deepest condolences to his
family, friends and fans.
"'I've known Scott since the earliest days of WildStorm - he was one of
the very first artists I brought into the studio back in 1992,' said DC
Entertainment Co-Publisher Jim Lee. 'I'm stunned and saddened by this
news and at a loss for words. Scott was a great talent, a terrific guy,
and a friend. He was one of the regular crew of artists who worked well
into the night (every night), took dinner at Denny's at 2am and played
ping pong in between drawing pages. We will all miss him dearly. Our
thoughts are with his family during this time.'"
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