RIP Leah Adezio

Peter David had the news.

I didn’t know Leah well, but she, Elayne, and I were all involved in Friends of Lulu back in the early-to-mid 90s (and gracious, it doesn’t seem that long ago, but that’s a decade away now).

I remember Elayne and Leah writing a minicomic called Ari of Lemuria, an imaginative exploration of a child’s life undersea. I remember the three of us, along with Ed and Dave and Steve, taking a not-well-thought-out road trip to Mid-Ohio Con in a rented van with not enough drivers. (Googling shows that was probably 1996.) I miss those days, and her exuberance as part of them.

God bless, Leah, and your family left behind.

Update: Heidi shares her memories.

Update 2: Elayne posts a lengthy set of memories.

7 Responses to “RIP Leah Adezio”

  1. Dwight Williams Says:

    I remember working with them on Ari for a while there. Good times.

  2. James Schee Says:

    I’m sorry to hear that, as Leah, Elayne and yourself were among the first people I talked with online back when I first started going to the DC chats on AOL.

    I met her only once at my very first convention, and I was so overwhelmed by all the hustle and bustle that I was pretty shy and quiet, and she was really nice. I bought a few of the minicomics and was really impressed by the work.

    To her friends and family I send my heart felt condolences.

  3. Elayne Riggs Says:

    I miss those days as well. Thank you for remembering Leah.

  4. David Oakes Says:

    “Ari of Lemuria”. Wow, that takes me back.

    I just saw Leah at San Diego… it still feels like yesterday, and even that feels too long ago now.

    Godspeed, Leah. And smooth sailing.

  5. Steve Chaput Says:

    I remember that “road trip” quite well. Leah was the one that the the majority of the driving, if I recall correctly. She was one of the nicest people I had the pleasure of meeting way back when.

  6. one diverse comic book nation » THE SHORT STACK: Diversity On The ‘Net - January 18, 2007 Says:

    […] RIP Leah Adezio by Heidi MacDonald from THE BEAT, RIP Leah Adezio by Johanna Draper Carlson from Comics Worth Reading, R.I.P. by Cheryl Lynn from Digital Femme, Requiem by Tegan at Bloggity-Blog-Blog-Blog, and Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend by Elayne Riggs – The comics world mourns the death of artist and longtime Friends of Lulu activist Leah Adezio who died on January 16. I never knew Ms. Adezio, but she sounds like an amazing person and it’s very touching that there were so many friends to share about her life (from THE BEAT, Comics Worth Reading, Digital Femme, Bloggity-Blog-Blog, Blog, Pen-Elayne On The Web) […]

  7. Katie Says:

    HI I don’t know you, but I know Leah…well actually I know her as Aunt Sandy. Yes she was my aunt. Her brother was my father. I miss her but I’m glad that people got a chance to know her and her work. I miss her a lot, but I’m also happy that I got to talk to her just a day before she died when she had wished me a happy birthday and I told her to get better soon.




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