Steven Hughes R.I.P.
This is kind of old & taken from wikipedia but he definitely deserves some props too.
Steven Hughes was an African American artist for the Chaos! Comics company. Hughes provided the art for many of the company's comics, including Lady Death, Evil Ernie, and the short-lived superhero series Detonator . He also helped to create the signature look of these characters.
Inspired by EC comics such as Tales from the Crypt, and especially EC artist Wally Wood, he began as an artist for various titles from Aircel.
Hughes was among the artists in Wizard's top 10 list in 1995 and his work was featured on the cover of the 75th issuse.
In 1995, Hughes' art joined the Next Step, a traveling art show that featured mainstream African American comic book artists. "Next Step" was produced by Boston-based artist Rob Stull.
Hughes was recognized in 1999, during the Black History Month celebration at the Words and Pictures Museum in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he was there to provide feedback, illustration techniques and sketches for fans.
Steven Hughes died on February 18, 2000, in Scottsdale, Arizona, after a long battle with cancer. Hughes was survived by his wife Barbara Hughes and his children Amber, Chance and Samantha.