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John Paul Leon passes away aged 49

It is Cult Faction’s sad duty to report that John Paul Leon has passed away at the age of 49 years old. No cause of death ahs been revealed.

It was at the age of 16 years old that Leon’s takents were first noticed and this resulted in him providing a series of black and white illustrations for TSR’s Dragon and Dungeon magazines. he went on to major in illustration at New York’s School of Visual Arts, studying under artists such as Will Eisner, Walter Simonson, and Jack Potter.

His comic career began with Robocop in 1992 and 1993’s RoboCop: Prime Suspect for Dark Horse Comics, and soon led to Static for DC Comics/Milestone series Static. This in turn led to work on Superman, Batman, X-Men, Logan: Path of the Warlord, The Further Adventures of Cyclops and Phoenix, Earth X, Grendel: Devil’s Toll, Batman: Creature of the Night and Challengers of the Unknown.

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