In Memoriam of Louis Scarborough Jr.

I tend to write these articles far too often. Sadly this one was missed, but thanks to Tone Rodriguez for posting it on his facebook page. I'm not sure who at CAPS (Comics Arts Professional Society) wrote this memoriam, but I wanted to share it. I will add the authors name as soon as I get it.

In Memoriam: Louis Scarborough, Jr.

Lou-MikeKCAPS lost a good friend and animation lost a sincerely dedicated professional with the passing of Louis Scarborough, Jr. on Aug. 5. Lou had been an on-and-off member of CAPS over the last twenty years and had many close friends among the membership. He was 60, had multi-organ cancer, and didn't find out about his condition until early July.

Lou was an animator and storyboard artist with a long list of credits dating from 1977's Raggedy Ann & Andy movie. He worked stints at Nelvana (Rock and Rule), Filmation (Pinocchio and The Emperor Of The Night, Bravestarr), Hanna-Barbera (Godzilla, The Smurfs, Addams Family), Murakami-Wolf-Swenson, (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), DIC (Sonic the Hedgehog, Camp Candy), Disney (Fox and the Hound, Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas), Warner Bros. (Quest for Camelot, Batman, Taz-Mania), Jim Henson (Muppet Babies), Ralph Bakshi (Fire and Ice), MGM (Babes in Toyland), Bagdasarian (Alvin and The Chipmunks), Nickelodeon (ChalkZone), and PBS (Danger Rangers). The full list is a lot longer.

He debuted in comics with DC's New Talent Showcase #15 (1985) and kept a hand in comics ever since. Sadly, his major comic opus, Dance of the Radiomen, never went beyond Previews. Poor order numbers and a desire for perfection caused Lou to pull the project and save it for a later (and now never-to-be) release date. He also taught young comic artists at Joe Kubert's school.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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