2000AD Artist And Miracleman Co-Creator – Garry Leach – Passes Away At 67
British comic-book artist – Garry Leach – sadly passed away on March 26, at the age of 67. Garry was a frequent contributor to the UK’s biggest selling and most popular comic-book – 2000AD – where his fantastic art was regularly seen in Judge Dredd, Dan Dare and Tharg’s Future Shocks. It was during his tenure at 2000AD that he met future comic collaborator – Alan Moore – with whom he teamed up to update the golden age hero Marvelman, which was later altered to Miracleman due to copyright issues.
Garry was born in 1954 and attended Central St Martin’s College, his first work in the comic-book medium was inking the Dan Dare tale – The Doomsday Machine – in 1978. In 1981 he joined Quality Communications as an art director, and was the inaugural artist on Alan Moore’s revival of Marvelman for British Comic anthology – Warrior. In 1988, Garry set up Atomeka Press alongside Dave Elliot, whose first imprint was – A1 – an anthology series that boasted the talents of Alan Moore, Glenn Fabry, and Simon Bisley amongst many other comic-book greats.