Tom Artis, R.I.P.
Comics artist Tom Artis died of complications from diabetes today at his home in Springfield, Illinois.
Tom had been hospitalized off and on for the past several years. According to his friend, fellow artist Doug Rice, Tom had been in a hospice since the beginning of the year. His wife Kim and children, Duke and Hope, were there with him when he died.
Tom’s many credits included Judge Dredd, Aliens vs. Predator, Justice Society of America, She-Hulk, The Spectre, Green Arrow, and his own creation for DC Comics (with friend and writer Peter Gillis), Tailgunner Jo.
I had the honor of working with Tom for several years; he was a talented artist and a good man. He will be missed greatly.