Russ Heath

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Heath in November 2008

Russell Heath, Jr.[1] (September 29, 1926 – August 23, 2018)[2] was an American comic artist. He was born in New York City.

Heath was best known for his comic book work, particularly his DC Comics war stories and his 1960s art for Playboy magazine's "Little Annie Fanny" feature.

Heath's drawings of fighter jets in DC Comics' All-American Men of War #89 (Feb. 1962) was the basis for pop artist Roy Lichtenstein's best-known oil paintings.

Heath was added into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009.

Heath died in Van Nuys, California on August 23, 2018 from prostate cancer, aged 91.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bails, Jerry; Ware, Hames. "Heath, Russ". Who's Who of American Comic Books 1928–1999. Archived from the original on May 11, 2007. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  2. "Russ Heath". Lambiek Comiclopedia. August 18, 2014. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015.
  3. Russ Heath Passes Away at 91