Beloved comedian artist John Paul Leon handed away immediately and all the neighborhood is paying their respects. He left an imprint on Static, Batman: Creature of the Night, and Marvel’s Earth X books. Leon was solely 49 years outdated. Multiple folks within the comics business confirmed the information as rumors started to populate social media. DC Senior Editor Chris Conroy was one of many large voices to discuss concerning the man’s accomplishments and influence throughout the medium. Leon was working in illustration for the reason that age of 16 and studied underneath quite a few comics heavyweights. The checklist of academics included Jack Potter, Will Eisner, and Walter Simonsson at New York’s School of Visual Arts. For a sure section of followers, he was enormous due to his hand in guiding the Milestone Comics imprint for DC. Leon did all of the pencils for Static’s first miniseries again within the early nineties.
— Shannon Eric Denton (@ShannonDenton) May 2, 2021
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A pleasure of a person
John Paul Leon was a comic book e book humanist. He grounded the inherent absurdity of conveying fable and story by way of inked panels by insisting the emotional wrestle of our lived expertise be in each line, each image. And he was a pleasure of a person, type and humorous, to the tip. RIP. pic.twitter.com/ERLxdJjnIX
— Tom King (@TomKingTK) May 2, 2021
It’s so lovely
RIP John Paul Leon, a real artist whose each line revealed his depth, coronary heart and humanity. (Unlettered lovely pages from Black Widow: Deadly Origin.) pic.twitter.com/nm3Lle8pFO
— Bill Rosemann (@BillRosemann) May 2, 2021
Every author has an inventory of artists they need to work with. John Paul Leon was at all times on my checklist. An completely distinctive expertise who made a traditional inventive custom very a lot his personal. My coronary heart hurts for the family members he left behind, and for the brilliance stolen from all of us. pic.twitter.com/kNB4kJUXgv
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) May 2, 2021
A real grasp
Wow. Just heard the information about John Paul Leon. Truly heartbreaking. I used to be fortunate sufficient to have labored with him on a problem of WEAPON X and at all times wished I’d get the possibility to work with him once more. A real grasp taken approach too younger. RIP pic.twitter.com/FElpmO1GIW
— Frank Tieri (@FrankTieri) May 2, 2021
What else are you able to say?
I’m devastated. My artwork hero, John Paul Leon has handed away. I used to be fortunate sufficient to meet him a couple of occasions, and he was so candy, so type. Considerate in all of the methods you’d think about an artist of such ability and inspiration could be. My most honest condolences to his household and pals https://t.co/2D0aVNq8MJ
— Declan Shalvey (@declanshalvey) May 2, 2021
Just an enormous loss
I could not consider it nevertheless it appears to be confirmed. We misplaced an enormous expertise within the comics business, @johnpaulleon -, a kind of artists’ artists. JPL’s noir, heavy blacks aesthetics had been close to&pricey to my coronary heart. My coronary heart goes to his household, pals, and followers. We’ll miss U, brother. pic.twitter.com/A2DsEb80PJ
— Francesco Francavilla (@f_francavilla) May 2, 2021
So sorry to hear of John Paul Leon’s passing. Such a remarkably distinctive talent–brought a lot to the business and influenced so many. An amazing lack of an amazing artist.
— Dan Jurgens (@thedanjurgens) May 2, 2021
A particular inspiration
John Paul Leon was the kind of artist that made you need to up your recreation simply in order that you possibly can be in the identical league, not to mention on the identical enjoying subject. He was an amazing expertise. I did not know him personally however I used to be a fan.
— Jamal ‘totally Vaccinated, put on your masks’ Igle (@JAMALIGLE) May 2, 2021
Way too quickly
The good John Paul Leon handed away final evening. Much like his Static collaborators Dwayne McDuffie and Robert Washington III, he died a lot, a lot too quickly. pic.twitter.com/3Gb2CCB5qq
— Andrew Farago (@andrewfarago) May 2, 2021
Literally the very best of us, and I want I’d recognized you higher. Your artwork, your storytelling are so admired (undoubtedly a favourite of mine), and your pals and friends suppose the world of you. Peace, John Paul Leon. https://t.co/sNBEQwsTlO
— Cully Hamner (@CullyHamner) May 2, 2021