Monday, November 04, 2013

Nick Cardy RIP

I'd barely read that Nick Cardy was dying when I saw the news last night that he had, in fact, died. Cardy's art, especially on Teen Titans, was a big part of my youth. The artists whose work brought to life my favorite characters during the '60s and '70s are slowly dying, which fills me with sadness as it reminds me of my mortality as well as theirs. At least, with them -- and the writers whose words they illustrated -- they will live on through their creative endeavors and achieve a level of immortality as long as those works exist in some form and not merely in memory. I thank Cardy, and all of them, for bringing so many comic book characters to life for me.