Comic Book Artist JOHN SEVERIN Reported Dead at 90
Artist JOHN SEVERIN Reported Dead at 90
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John Severin."He had an art style that was uniquely and distinctly his own," says a quote from Stan Lee in the family's statement. "The minute you looked at his artwork you knew you were looking at a John Severin illustration; it could be no one else." Following the news breaking on Tuesday morning, several comic book pros showed their respect for Severin on Twitter.
"Everytime a package from John came in, [Dark Horse editor Daniel Chabon] and I would just lose our minds looking at the detail, the raw drawing ability," wrote Dark Horse editor Scott Allie. "Few artists were turning in pages that made such an impression, certainly no one who'd been doing it longer than either of us were alive."
"John Severin, it was one of the highlights of my career to write pages he drew in Iron Fist," wrote Ed Brubaker, who worked with Severin on Immortal Iron Fist #2 in 2006. "He was still great, still working, at 90."Severin was inducted in 2003 as a member of the Eisner Awards Hall of Fame. His sister, Marie, is also a noted comic book artist who worked for EC and Marvel. Got a comment? There's lots of conversation on Newsarama's FACEBOOK and TWITTER!