Word of Nick Cardy's worsening health had been circulating all around this weekend as he was placed into hospice care, but we are sad to report that Cardy passed away this evening at the age of 93. Known for his work on Teen Titans and Aquaman among others, Cardy was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall Of Fame in 2005.
Many in the comic industry are hitting the social media sites to share there thoughts and their love for a very influential artist and great man.
RIP. I've just gotten word that Nick Cardy caught the last train out at 9:35 this evening. Thanks for everything, Nick. Godspeed.
— Walter Simonson (@WalterSimonson) November 4, 2013
A fond farewell to one of the masters–Nick Cardy. A tremendous and truly individual talent, not to mention great guy. — Dan Jurgens (@djjurgens) November 4, 2013
Just heard Nick Cardy passed away. One of those artists whose influence on comics helped shape my career. R.I.P. good man.
— Phil Jimenez (@Philjimeneznyc) November 4, 2013
RIP Nick Cardy. It was a pleasure to know you and a joy to know your work. You were the best.
— Kurt Busiek (@KurtBusiek) November 4, 2013
RIP Nick Cardy, a great man, a good soul, and a breathtaking artist. Lucky to have known him.
— Mark Waid (@MarkWaid) November 4, 2013
I don't own many art books, but I do have a Nick Cardy hardcover. An amazing talent. So very sad to hear he doesn't have much time left.
— Sean McKeever (@TheSeanMcKeever) November 4, 2013
So sad that the great Nick Cardy has left us. So glad he was here to inspire us.
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) November 4, 2013