World-renowned artist JOHN PAUL LEON passed away at 10am, May 2nd, after a 14-year battle with cancer. JP's wish was to have any funds from his art sales go into a trust for his 17-year-old daughter, and help fund her future education and interests in engineering. Proceeds from this GoFundMe page will help get this trust started while helping JP's family transition through this difficult period.
- ABOUT JP
Best known for his critically acclaimed work that envisioned and redefined the entire MARVEL COMICS universe in the maxi-series EARTH X, JOHN PAUL LEON's bold and dramatic work has influenced many of today's young talents. Some of his other notable works include the critically acclaimed BATMAN: CREATURE OF THE NIGHT, THE WINTER MEN, LOGAN: PATH OF THE WARLORD, THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF CYCLOPS AND PHOENIX, and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN.
JP began his professional comics career while he was attending the SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS in new york city, drawing the DC COMICS/MILESTONE title, STATIC. In 1994, he received his bachelors in fine arts from SVA and would move on to tackle top pop culture icons like SUPERMAN, BATMAN, and the X-MEN.
JP is survived by his wife, daughter, and older brother.
By request of the Leon family, this funding page is managed JP's studio-mates Tommy Lee Edwards & Bernard Chang.