Eric Jones, Comic Artist for Batman and Little Gloomy, Dies at 51
Eric Jones, a cartoonist whose wide variety of work included art for DC, IDW, and First Second, has passed away. He was 51 years old. Jones’ passing was first announced by Landry Q. Walker, Jones’ companion and a successive collaborator, via social media. Popverse was the first to report the news in detail, and according the artist’s family, they accept he passed away in his rest because of complications from rest apnea. Jones chipped away at the comics adaptation of the popular Cartoon Organization series Batman: The Brave and the Strong, and did some Star Wars comics for IDW Publishing.
Jones’ comic book debut was a pin-up in an issue of Mr. Beast in the 1980s, and he would proceed to deal with various indie comics in the ’90s and early 2000s, including Foul Habits from Age Comics; Tron, and Little Gloomy from Slave Labor Graphics; and Disney’s Comic Zone. His most recognizable work came in 2008, when Jones collaborated with Walker on Supergirl: Astronomical Adventures in the Eighth Grade.
“Heard the tragic news that Eric Jones has passed away,” said editor Michael Siglain via Twitter. “Eric always carried a feeling of enjoyable to his art. He was a great artist, collaborator, and companion. Look at his work on Little Gloomy, Supergirl: Grandiose Adventures, Batman: The Brave and the Strong, and Star Wars. It will bring a grin to your face.”
Image Comics added, “Staggered and saddened to learn of this tragic misfortune. Eric Jones’ family and companions are in our viewpoints.”
At the hour of his passing, he was working on the second volume of The Infinite Adventures of Supernova, the first volume of which – – another collaboration with Walker – – was named Pepper Page Saves the Universe! and was released in February 2021. Jones was eager to continue the series, and had as of late shared some see pages from the venture online.
“For my part I want to take this second to shine a light on who Eric was in this industry. He worked himself to exhaustion again and again, creating stories for such countless established properties as well as his own labor of affection books,” Walker told Popverse in their obituary. “He was an artistic perfectionist any semblance of which I have never seen. He reinvented his art style endlessly time again, tailoring his approach to create new and exceptional line work for each undertaking he touched.”
Walker is accepted to have drawn the flyer for the first-at any point Green Day live show, and years later would chip away at idea art for American Nitwit. Landry and Jones’ Little Gloomy was adapted into an animated, renamed Scary Larry, on Canal+ in 2012. The French-language series was later named into English for KidsClick.
Jones is made due by his significant other, Erin Saul. Our condolences go out to his family, companions, fans, and collaborators during this troublesome time.