A friend and collaborator of mine apparently died in his sleep last night.
Rusty Haller was a talented artist, but the things he was good at weren’t the things that the field was valuing. He did enjoyable work on books like ALF, DangerMouse, and did the best art I ever saw on Flintstones comics.And in the later years,
He and I first worked together about 15 years ago, on an Eek! the Cat comic book. And he still had one of my scripts to illustrate when he passed away. He was a dreamer, in a good and bad ways. But in the end, he may not have been a success, but in the greater scheme of things, he drew comics, which is what he wanted to do.
He was also only about a year older than I am. And yes, that is resting heavily on me.