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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jeffrey Catherine Jones dead at 67

Fantasy artist Jeffrey Catherine Jones passed away this morning after a battle with emphysema.

Jones worked in comics during the 1970s, illustrating tales for "Creepy", "Eerie", and Wonder Woman, but by the mid-1980s, he had moved onto painting and focused later in his career almost entirely on covers for sci-fi and fantasy books and movie posters.

Frank Frazetta once described Jones as "the greatest living painter."

Jones had essentially retired and had produced very little art in the past few years, and he has now have left us completely. But his artwork remains for us to enjoy.

To see more of Jones' work, click here to visit Grantbridge Street and Other Misadventures for a sampling of Jones' amazing comic book art (not be scared by the "adults only" notice; the Jones stuff isn't bad); and here to visit Golden Age Comic Book Stories for a gallery of Jones' early paintings.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not as familiar with his work as some from the period - but his talents are obvious, and he'll be missed. Thanks for the remembrance.