Ric Estrada: 1928-2009
Mark Evanier passes on the sad news that Ric Estrada has passed away at the age of 81.
Estrada was perhaps best known for his work on Amethyst: Prince of Gemworld, Karate Kid, Wonder Woman and numerous DC war and romance comics. Later in his career, he moved into animation with such 1980s TV series as He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Jonny Quest and Bionic Six. He was an Ink-Pot Award winner, a friend of the late Ernest Hemingway, a contemporary of Fidel Castro, and I believe he was ambidextrous as well, and could draw with both hands at the same time.
Estrada is the subject of an upcoming feature-length documentary being produced by his son Seth. You can read more about it here.
Our condolences to his family and friends.