Artist and animator Dave Simons has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 54.
Daniel Best has a tribute:
In his career Dave worked with some of the giants of animation and comic books. He was one of the best inkers to work with Gene Colan since Tom Palmer, a fact that Dave was damned happy to hear, especially when that praise came from Gene. He worked with Bob Budiansky on one of the best runs seen on Ghost Rider in the books life, and beyond. He worked with almost anyone you care to mention. His attention to detail and apparent inability to turn in a bad job held him in excellent stead and made him one of the go-to inkers of his generation. His generosity to others was known amongst his peers and there’s several inkers and artists who’ll happily tell you that Dave helped them along their way and gave them a start in their comic book careers.
Simons’ website can be found here.