Goodbye To A Surreal Artistic Master
The sad news has reached us that artist and illustrator Richard Sala has just passed away. Here’s the brief statement from Fantagraphics, who published a number of his books…
It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend, the cartoonist Richard Sala, has passed away at the age of 61. We are still processing, and will say more soon, but our hearts are with his close friends and family who are grieving this insurmountable loss. pic.twitter.com/19p2GuUUn6
— Fantagraphics Books (@fantagraphics) May 9, 2020
The cause of death is still unknown at present.
Sala was best known for his work drawing horror and mystery. His books included Night Drive, The Hidden, The Bloody Cardinal, Violenzia and Other Deadly Amusements, The Chuckling Whatsit, The Grave Robber’s Daughter to name just some of them. Sala also contributed to a number of indie comic anthologies including Art Spiegelman’s RAW and Monte Beauchamp BLAB!, and he also worked on an animated version of his story Invisible Hands. As recently as April, he had just announced an upcoming webcomic titled Carlotta Havoc Versus Everyone.
Everyone at Tripwire offers their condolences to his friends and family.