Following a long battle with a rare form of spinal cancer, artist Josh Medors passed away yesterday, at age 36, capping a pretty bad day for comics. Medors had been sick since 2008 and helped organize the Help for Heroes charity. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and his son, Garth.
Medors worked on titles including Frank Frazetta’s Swamp Demon, GI Joe: America’s Elite, 30 Days of Night, and his own Willow Creek. He enjoyed a particularly close collaboration with writer Steve Niles, on many projects.
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