ComicsAlliance is incredibly saddened to learn the death of Jeremy Dale, who passed away Monday due to a sudden illness at the age of 34.

Over the course of his career in comics, Jeremy worked on projects like Miserable Dastards at Image and the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero comics that were included in action figure two-packs and reached a large and varied audience of kids and collectors alike, but he will likely be best remembered as the creator of Skyward, an all-ages adventure comic published through Action Lab, and as a proponent of easy access to comics for all readers.

I'm proud to say that Jeremy was a friend of mine. We met while I was working at a comic book store where he was a customer, and over the course of the next ten years, he remained one of the friendliest and most genuinely nice people I've met in the world of comics. He was incredibly approachable and a constant presence at conventions, and always made time to say a kind word or do a sketch for a fan. Not seeing him at his table is going to be very difficult for those of us who knew him, and we're all poorer for losing him, especially at such a young age when he had so much more to give us. He will be missed.

Jeremy is survived by his wife, Kelly Dale, and a fund has been set up to help her cover  expenses. More of Jeremy's art and information about his work can be seen at his website.