UPDATED: Diane Nelson, Jim Lee, Dan DiDio and Geoff Johns on Dick Giordano
Mon, 03/29/2010 - 9:55am
"Dick Giordano has left a lasting legacy as a comic book artist and as a DC Comics executive," said Diane Nelson, President, DC Entertainment. "I join the industry in recognizing his tremendous contribution to DC Comics and send my sympathy to his family and friends."
"When I was just trying to break into comics back in 1986, I received a lot of form rejection letters, including a very gracious one from Dick at DC Comics. On the DC letterhead, he took the time to pen an additional personal note which I still cherish today. "Looking good--keep working at it." Those few words kept this often dejected young artist hanging in there as it took many many more submissions before I finally broke into comics," said Jim Lee, Co-Publisher, DC Comics
"Thank you, Dick, for your words of encouragement, all the years of amazing art and editorial leadership at DC. And finally, for showing us artists how a great inker gets it done."
“Dick Giordano was an inspiration for me when I first joined DC Comics,” said Dan DiDio, Co-Publisher, DC Comics. “He was an innovator and an industry leader as both a creator and a creative executive. He was truly one of the greats in the business.”
"I didn't know Dick Giordano personally, but I knew and admired his work and I was lucky enough to have him illustrate one of the first scripts I ever wrote -- a one shot titled Silver Age: Showcase #1 back in 2000," said Geoff Johns, Chief Creative Officer. "It was an absolute privilege to briefly cross paths with such an immense talent and such an important part of the DC legacy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and fellow fans."