Digital colourist and pin-up artist Drew Posada passed away recently due to complications from a pancreatitis. He was 37. Drew was best known as one of the pioneering digital colorists, working for several Image studios including Wildstorm, Top Cow, Avalon and others during the mid to late 1990s. He later left comic books to pursue a career as a pin-up artist.
Friend and writer Joe Vitzen reported his passing on his Blog:
I have been friends with Drew since January of 2005 when I approached him for a commission piece. Over the past year or so, Drew had become like a mentor, brother and therapist for me. Someone who always took the time out to listen and help with a problem if he could. Drew is the single reason why I even became interested in comic coloring in the first place.
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