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A week after the passing of renowned Filipino artist Tony DeZuniga,the comics industry has lost another legend. Ernesto “Ernie” Chan known for his work at Marvel and D passed away May 16th, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Chan’s death was reported on the artist’s own Facebook page.
Mr. Chan, born July 27th, 1940, migrated to Aerica in 1970 and began his comics career. His website details that his big break came from doing mystery short stories for DC Comics. As a cover artist he work on such characters as Batman, Claw, Sandman, Swamp Thing and Jonah Hex.
From DC he moved on to Marvel, where he worked on a wide variety of characters such as Dr, Strange, Dracula, Daredevil, Doc Savage, Thor, Fantastic Four, Hulk and Power Man before settling on a signature character work – Conan the Barbarian.
Chan retired from 2002 to 2008, returning to comics in 2009 to do pencil and ink work on an ongoing web series called The Vat.
Ernie Chan passes just two-and-a-half months shy of his 72nd birthday.