Personal blog - and temporary home page until new website is finished - of writer, editor and graphic artist Christopher Mills

Thursday, December 15, 2011

R.I.P. Eduardo Barreto

I am stunned today by the sad news of the passing of my friend and colleague Eduardo Barreto. I had the great pleasure and privilege of working with him on Mickey Spillane's Mike Danger in the mid-90s as his editor, and, for the past few years, we had been collaborating on a planned Sinbad graphic novel - an exciting project that, sadly, will never see completion now. We were also putting together a proposal for King Features to revive Secret Agent X-9 as a daily & Sunday comic strip. With the current sad state of newspaper publishing, Eduardo knew it was a longshot when he asked me to write X-9 for his pitch, but he very much wanted to get back on the comics page - and we both loved the character.

My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. All of us who knew him will remember him fondly, and all admirers of his work - and they are legion - will never forget his talent and superb storytelling skills.

R.I.P. amigo.

Eduardo's pin-up for my Perils On Planet X project
Page 1 of Sinbad & The Coils Of The Serpent


Brian Peck said...

I have known Eduardo for a number of years, met him once at San Diego. What a great guy and a true talent. I had been following his Sinbad GN for a while. Would have love to see the finished product.

Be seeing you,

CC said...

WOW!! Shocked to hear that he passed away at 57. Still in his prime. I know he was back working. The Secret X-9 would've looked GREAT by him. RIP, Eduardo, you will be missed.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm sorry to hear this. Such great artwork. I would have loved to see Sinbad. Another talent who will be missed.

Janus said...

You also heard that Joe Simon died on Wednesday, didn't you?