Dale — like Gallant — worked on G.I. Joe books. The writer/artist also created the hit series “Skyward,” for Action Lab Entertainment.
“Jeremy was a friendly, energetic and enthusiastic presence to everyone he met,” Action Lab said Wednesday in a statement. “Jeremy was an incredibly talented writer and artist, well-liked by the entire comics community, and an example to the spirit of creation and innovation on which Action Lab was founded.”
Dale appeared as a guest at Baltimore Comic-Con just several weeks ago. “Jeremy was a wonderful and hard-working cartoonist who had been a part of the show for years,” Baltimore Comic-Con said Wednesday in a statement to Comic Riffs. “He had contributed to our yearbook in many ways, and was an advocate for his peers.”
Mr. Dale died Monday after a hospitalization, according to his wife, Kelly, who announced his death Tuesday on Facebook. He was 34.
“Our thanks go out to everyone for the outpouring of love and concern. … Jeremy loved you all very much — he appreciated your support and your friendship,” wrote Kelly Dale, herself an Action Lab employee who has started a GoFundMe.com campaign to help her with Mr. Dale’s medical bills and other costs.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kelly, and his family both inside and outside the comics community,” Baltimore Comic-Con tells Comic Riffs in its statement.
“I am shocked and saddened by Jeremy Dale’s untimely passing,” Larry Hama, the legendary G.I. Joe cartoonist, tells Comic Riffs. “He was really coming into his own as a graphic storyteller — getting better all the time with lots of untapped potential. We are poorer for the panels we will never see.”