Comic artist Jeremy Dale drawing pictures for fans at Nuklear Coimics. (Photo : Barry Edwards )
Earlier this week the comic book community lost a beloved member, Jeremy Dale. Dale, the creator of Skyward, and G.I. Joe: A Real American Heroillustrator, tragically passed away on November 3 at the age of 34. Dale is survived by his wife Kelley and he will be remembered by comic artist and fans around the world.
Skyward publisher Action Lab Entertainment released a statement to the press about Dale’s passing (via Comic Book Resources) :
“We, the members of Action Lab Entertainment are mourning the passing of one of our own. On Monday, November 3rd, 2014, Jeremy Dale, Creator of SKYWARD passed away. Jeremy was a friendly, energetic and enthusiastic presence to everyone he met. Jeremy was an incredibly talented writer and artist, well liked by the entire comics community, and an example to the spirit of creation and innovation on which Action Lab was founded.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to our fellow Action Lab associate, Co- Director of Marketing Kelly Dale and their family, friends and fans in this time of great sorrow. A campaign to help the Dale family with the medical expenses has been established by Stephanie Cooke onGoFundMe.comhttp://www.gofundme.com/jeremydale. Artists and contributors interested in helping out be on the look out for information as plans come together.”
On a personal note:
Back in 2013, Jeremy Dale spent a day drawing free pictures for comic fans at Nuklear Comics in Sumter, SC. There I had the pleasure of seeing this man work. He used his skills and time to entertain and inspire comic fans of all ages. He even provided a free drawing for my own child.
(Photo : James Knight) Nova by Jeremy Dale
It was an honor to watch this man bring life to an empty piece of paper. His death is a great loss to the comic book community. We his his family all the best in this very difficult time.