Si les mois passés nous auront enlevé quelques géants de l'industrie des comics, emportés par l'âge ou la maladie, il arrive hélas que les artisans des comics nous quittent en pleine carrière. C'est le cas pour le regretté coloriste Justin Ponsor.
Avec plus de 1000 comics à son crédit, Justin Ponsor aura été un artiste et coloriste professionnel prolifique, en particulier chez Marvel, chez qui vous aurez forcément tôt ou tard rencontré son travail. On l'aura notamment vu sur Ultimate Spider-Man, Ultimate Fantastic Four, Secret Warriors, Avengers ou le titre Spider-Man consacré à Miles Morales.
Luttant depuis de nombreux mois contre un cancer, Justin Ponsor se sera éteint ce week-end, comme nous l'apprennent ses proches via la page qui lui était consacrée. De nombreuses voix dans l'industrie des comics, dont celle des artistes David Marquez ou Brian M. Bendis, qui ont pu travailler avec lui, s'élèvent pour célébrer son travail et sa personnalité.
My friend and brilliant collaborator Justin Ponsor passed away this weekend. Here is a picture of the last time @DaveMarquez Justin and I got together. This was here in Portland last July. He had come to visit after… https://t.co/DmrQ6Tz5tp— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) 21 mai 2019
I just learned that my friend and long-time artistic partner Justin Ponsor passed away this weekend. I can't express just how much working with him has meant to me over the past 8 years.— David Marquez (@DaveMarquez) 20 mai 2019
The world is lesser place for his loss but all of us are made better for having known him.
Goddamn it. Justin Ponsor was one of my favorite colorists, and one of the nicest guys I've met in comics. He'll be greatly missed.— Matt Wilson (@COLORnMATT) 20 mai 2019
RIP Justin Ponsor. He started as a colorist at WildStorm & not only produced stunning work but managed to top every other member of the studio when it came to dares. He was a great, easygoing guy w/an amazing can-do spirit & produced spectacular work for many companies since. pic.twitter.com/BIZrdBcOxQ— Jim Lee (@JimLee) 21 mai 2019
Truly gutted at the news that one of the best color artists in comics, Justin Ponsor, has passed away. I didn't know him well but we had recently worked together for the first time on a cover, and I was floored at how great he was and what a joy he was to work with. RIP, Justin.— Your Friend, Cully Hamner (@CullyHamner) 20 mai 2019
I'm truly heartbroken to hear that Justin Ponsor has passed away after a long battle with cancer. He'd been doing his usual amazing work on the Avengers whenever he could, including from his hospital bed. I got nothing but respect for that man. Love and condolences to his family.— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) 20 mai 2019
Justin Ponsor was one of the most talented artists in comics and one of the nicest people you would ever meet. It’s heartbreaking to hear of his passing, and is a huge loss to everyone who knew him personally and the medium as a whole.— Jordan D. White (@cracksh0t) 21 mai 2019
As anyone who ever met Justin Ponsor knew, he was never just a colleague or colorist or creative partner... he was family. He embraced life with the biggest of hearts, the widest of smiles & the deepest of laughs. He made comics a better place. JPo’s loss will be felt forever.— C.B. Cebulski (@CBCebulski) 20 mai 2019
Very sad about Justin Ponsor. One of the first people in comics I met in real life. He was very nice and kind then and remained so through the years. Heartbreaking.— Mahmud Asrar (@MahmudAsrar) 21 mai 2019
I believe that today’s comic book color artists are the most talented ever, responsible for so much of the appeal of the art that we admire. I long believed that Justin Ponsor was the best and brightest of this age. His work was the tops. Gone too soon.— robliefeld (@robertliefeld) 21 mai 2019
So sad to hear about Justin ponsor. Devastating. Absolutely devastating.— ryan "venom boy" stegman (@RyanStegman) 21 mai 2019
Toutes nos pensées vont à sa famille et ses proches.