Jon D'Agostino, who included his art duties in famous comics such as Archie, GI Joe and Incredible Hulk has passed away on 28 November 2010. He battled bone cancer before leaving wife Vivi Testa D'Agostino, 5 children; three sons- John D'Agostino Jr, Peter D'Agostino and Pat (Stacey) D'Agostino; two sisters- Lucielle Felice and Gina,two brothers- Peter and Ted D'Agostino, four grandchildren- John D'Agostino III, Lance Corporal Marc D'Agostino, Nicholas D'Agostino and Gabriella Grace D'Agostino, 2 great-grandchildren- Isabella and John D'Agostino IV and several nieces and nephews.
Jon D'Agostino Biography
Jon D'Agostino was born in Cervinara, Italy on June 13, 1929, son of the late Pasquale and Annunziata Pitanello D'Agostino. He was an American comic book artist best known for his Archie Comics work. He attended the Industrial School of Art in New York City. His first job was as the Head Colorist for NYC's Timely Comics, the 1940s forerunner of Marvel Comics. There he supervised a new young artist named Stan Goldberg. Stan would later become one of Archie Comics' most prominent cartoonists.
His mentor early on was the well-known Stan Lee. For the next 62 years, he did work for many comic book publishers. His credits include “My Little Margie,” “The Amazing Spider Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “G.I. Joe, A Real American Hero,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Sabrina The Teenage Witch,” and “Sonic The Hedgehog.”
What Others at Archie Comic Publications Say
Jon D'Agostino’s last interior work will be published in December 2010 in JUGHEAD DOUBLE DIGEST #166, as part of the four-part “Cyrano Jones” story. Jon’s work on covers will appear on several covers for the company through 2011.
Source from Comic Book Movie.