At TIAH Blog, we mourn the loss of Murphy Anderson, longtime artist primarily associated with DC Comics - and one of a renowned group of artists that defined the Silver Age of Comic Books - including Carmine Infantino, Curt Swan, Gil Kane, and, of course, Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby.
Mr. Anderson passed away on October 23, at the age of 89.
Murphy Anderson was a superb artist in his own right, as seen on this iconic HAWKMAN cover.
But, he may have been best known as an inker, particularly for his work with Carmine Infantino...
...And, a collaboration with Curt Swan that was so seamless and (dare I say) heavenly, that the name "Swanderson" was coined to identify it!
I had the pleasure of meeting Murphy Anderson at a Silver Age panel at San Diego... in, I believe, 2000.
Mark Evanier, as usual, may have the best post on Murphy Anderson.
Here is DC Comics' official statement.
Rest in Peace, Murphy Anderson. The Silver Age, and EVERYTHING that followed in its considerable wake, owes you a debt.