The sad news that legendary artist and inker Joe Sinnott has passed away at the age of 93, as been officially posted by Joe’s family on social media. You can read their full statement below:
It with great sorrow that we must announce the passing of Joltin’ Joe Sinnott on June 25th at 8:40am at the age of 93. He went peacefully with the knowledge that his family, friends, and fans adored him. He enjoyed life and was drawing up until the end. He always loved hearing from all of you and having your comments read to him. Each and every one of you were special to him.
The Sinnott family requests their privacy and understanding during this difficult time. Please send condolences to:
The Sinnott Family
27 Spaulding Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477
Thank you again for being such loyal and dedicated fans and friends to Joe. He considered all fans friends, and seeing you at cons and reading your messages was what kept him young at heart.
RIP Joe Sinnott
October 16th, 1926 – June 25th, 2020
For most, Joe will always be synonymous with Marvel Comics and in particular his long lasting partnerships with Jack Kirby, John Buscema and John Romita Sr. on such silver age classics The Amazing Spider-Man and in particular Fantastic Four, which he worked steadily on from 1965 to 1981, with the idd return to that title throughout the 80s too.
Sinnott was undoubtably one of the finest inkers of all eras in comics and was, at one point at Marvel, the go-to inker everyone wanted to work with, only officially returning from The Amazing Spider-Man in March 2019, at age 92.
He also shared my birthdays which was always something fo a thrill. I was always more impressed with that than the fact we also shared our birthday with Oscar Wilde too. But, in my world, Joe was king!
Joe will be sorely missed, but his legacy will last a long, long time with every new generation of comic book readers guaranteed to come across his past works. He certainly left his mark on some of the all-time classic Marvel storylines, cementing his place in comic book’s history.