Today I ran across two separate mentions of the passing of Warren Magazines editor/writer/artist Bill DuBay on April 15, 2010 from colon cancer. The prolific DuBay's work also appeared under the pseudonyms Will Richardson, Martin J. Arbunich and Dube.
Although he produced work for several comics publishers and worked in the field of animation, Bill DuBay was best-known as an editor and writer for Warren Publishing, including horror-comics magazines Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella.
DuBay held various company titles while at Warren, and beginning in 1973 he was noted for revamping the magazines with a graphic redesign, dropping fan-participation pages, instituting new features, and creating a unified look and feel. He also presided over the introduction of a popular stable of freelance artists from Spain, whose illustrative style provided an exciting alternative to that of other American comics artists. DuBay and Budd Lewis, co-created the time-traveling sci-fi Hero, The Rook in 1977. The Rook appeared in several issues of Eerie before getting his own title in 1979. The pair later created Time Castle Books, which reprinted all of the Rook stories in a series of beautiful, leather-bound graphic novels.
The Catacombs expresses is deepest condolences to his family, friends and many fans.