Artist John Watkiss Passes Away at 55

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Artist John Watkiss has passed away at the age of 55 as a result of his battle with cancer, according to the official Surgeon X Twitter account.

Watkiss was best known for his painted comic book work on Sandman, Detective Comics, and most recently the Image ongoing series Surgeon X. Watkiss was also an accomplished animator and storyboard artist, having worked on films such as Disney's Tarzan, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, and Sherlock Holmes.

According to former Vertigo president and editor of Surgeon X Karen Berger, Watkiss completed work on six full issues of Surgeon X before his passing. 

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