My Condolences to Friends and Family of Batton Lash
Word is trickling out through friends who would know that Batton Lash has passed away from brain cancer.
The always-dapper Lash was the author and artist of Wolff and Byrd, Counselors of the Macabre, later renamed Supernatural Law, since 1979. He stuck with it through comic strip, issues, webcomic, and waxing and waning movie interest, finally moving to Kickstarter to put out book collections. He ran Exhibit A Press with his wife Jackie Estrada, who is administrator of the Eisner Awards, and over a decade ago, he was one of the prominent examples of a movement tagged the “new mainstream“.
He also wrote the infamous 1994 crossover Archie Meets the Punisher. I interviewed him four years ago, on the event of one of his crowdfunding efforts.
My condolences to his loved ones, particularly Jackie, in their time of loss.