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Noting the story on Will Eisner's passing, I'll mention another passing in the past couple of days that seems to have drawn a lot less attention:
Frank Kelly Freas, one of the great science fiction illustrators.
Sadly (in my opinion), the press coverage that I have seen--a brief obit in the local paper--focused more on his role in creating/refining Alfred E. Neuman as a cover illustrator for Mad Magazine in the late 50s/early 60s than on his ten Hugos (20 nominations) and stunning body of science fiction (and fantasy) illustration, and his work for NASA.