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John P. “Jon” D’Agostino Sr., passed away on November 28th of bone cancer. Jon was a comic book artist that started working in the 1940s as a head colorist at Timely Comics (know now as Marvel Comics). His mentor was the legendary Stan Lee.
Jon worked on various titles including “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “The Amazing Spider-man” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” He is best known for his work on Archie Comics. He was always happy to help artists improve their craft.
The last interior work Jon did was on Jughead Double Digest #166 which will appear on the shelves this month. The numerous covers Jon drew in advance will also be seen throughout 2011.
He is survived by his three sons, two sisters, two brothers, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, the staff of Archie Comics and the many reader’s who have enjoyed his art and colors since the 1940s. He will be greatly missed as both a comic artist and a caring person.