After a long and public battle with cancer, comic colorist Justin Ponsor has died at the age of 42 on Saturday, May 18, 2019. His family announced his death on his Facebook page.
After a long and well documented battle with cancer, Justin passed away in his home early on the morning of May 18th surrounded by loved ones.
It has been a time of mourning, reminiscing, and, above all else, celebration. Because. C’mon. This guy.
In the meanwhile, any stories (or images) of how he’s upgraded your life are welcome here.
Ponsor has worked mostly with Marvel Comics since 2005 and the company posted the following.
Justin Ponsor was one of the most brilliant colorists in the comic book industry, elevating every story he worked on to new heights with his heart, humor, and passion for art. He touched the lives of countless comic book writers, artists, industry professionals, and fans, and his inspirational talent will never be forgotten. The Marvel family has lost one of our own. Our hearts are with his family and loved ones.
Prior to his work at Marvel, Ponsor worked for Crossgen and Wildstorm in a career that spanned 25 years. His first credited title was 1996’s Backlash/Spider-Man #1. This week’s Avengers #19 will be on of his final works.