Edwin Rosell was best known in the comics industry as an inker, working for Wildstorm on comics such as Gen 13 and Alan Moore‘s run onVoodoo (above). But he has a longer and more diverse career as a visual developer, working as a visual designer.
Animator and designer Jeff Merghart posted earlier this month,
I’d just like to share the love for, and of, a very good friend and artist to many of us in the Vis-Dev Art community. Edwin Rosell. He’s been a dominant fixture in the industry for years. He’s dealing with a health issue right now. It’s unfortunately a terminal one. He, his Wife Neenah and Daughter Tyler are strong and in good spirits considering the situation.
Ex-Wildstorm’s John Nee informs me that Edwin Rosell passed away this week. He wrote on Facebook,
RIP Edwin Rosell, one of the most positive Homage Studios / WildStorm guys there ever was. Thank you for your amazing art and we will help look after your family, brother.
Rosell started working on makeup and FX for the TV show Babylon 5, and then got into comics, first with Extreme Studios, then Wildstorm. There he inked books like Defcon 4, DV8, Voodoo, Wetworks and the Gen 13 mini-series among others, later working for Top Cow on books such as Rising Stars, reunited again with JMS. He went to study at the Art Center College of Design and learned the skills for concept design, before working at Naughty Dog for Ratchet And Clank, then at Sony Online Entertainment for Free Realms. He worked for 38 Studios for while, and more recently landed a gig doing casino gaming art in Reno, Nevada, where he lived with his family and died at the tragically young age of 41.
Here, courtesy of Rosell’s website are some examples of his work. And thanks to Jason Johnson for his assistance, in remembering his Wildstorm colleague.