Albert Deschesne Passes Away

"New Avengers #1" cover
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Credit: Albert Deschesne

Veteran comics creator Albert Deschesne passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017, as confirmed by Comicraft. Deschesne was best known in the comic book industry for his lettering on his own and with Comicraft, but also worked from time-to-time as a penciller, inker, and colorist.

Deschesne was born in New York City on November 28, 1962. The New York native made his debut in 1991 inking Flare #2 for Heroic Publishing. He inked numerous titles in the early 1990s including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Ex-Mutants, and Godzilla. During that time however, he began lettering with Richard Starkings at Comicraft

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"Albert was as sweethearted as they come, and unselfishly shared his discoveries when it came to doing things faster or better," said Starkings. "He came up with the brilliant Layer Method of merging tails and balloons, as a way of making corrections quicker and easier. There isn’t a letterer in the industry today that doesn’t owe Albert a debt of gratitude for that technique alone."

Deschesne worked on virtually every major title for Marvel and DC over the years, and his most recent work included Justice League, Nova, Astro City, and Overwatch.

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