Friday, November 16, 2012

3D Comics Pioneer Ray Zone Dies, Aged 65

From Digital Spy UK:
3D comics pioneer Ray Zone dies, aged 65

The "King of 3D Comics" passes away after suffering from heart failure.

3D comics pioneer Ray Zone has died at the age of 65.

The artist, filmmaker and historian passed away at his home in Los Angeles after suffering from heart failure, The Beat reports.

Zone championed stereography as an art form and broke into the comics industry in the 1980s, going on to apply the technique to more than 130 titles.

His notable works include the John Byrne-penned 1990 graphic novel Batman 3D, as well as projects for Image Comics, Blackthorne, Disney, and Nickelodeon Magazine.

Zone's skills in the field earned him the title of the "King of 3D Comics". He was a long-time member of the LA 3D Club and was serving as its vice president at the time of his death.

Over the last decade, he converted the pages of DC Comics' Action Comics #851 into 3D and worked on several projects with legendary creator Joe Kubert.