Comic book inker Victor Llama has passed away. Llamas died from medical complications following a long stay at a hospital. He was 41.
Llamas got into the comics industry as a part of the Top Cow bullpen put together by Marc Silvestri. In addition to Silvestri himself, Llamas inked work for breakout Top Cow artists Billy Tan, David Finch, and Joe Benitez.
Llamas inks could be seen in Top Cow series such as Witchblade, The Darkness, and Aphrodite IX. He continued to work with former Top Cow artists when they moved onto titles such as DC Comics’ Batman, Marvel’s X-Men, and other like GI Joe and Star Wars: Republic. Most recently, Llamas inked Benitez’s Wraithborn Redux.
Llamas is survived by his wife Amy and his three children: Alec, Chase, and Emily. There is a GoFundMe campaign to help pay for Llamas’ memorial service and to aid the family with their finances:
“Your Donations will help with Memorial services and Family finances. Amy plans to move her and the kids back to California to be closer to friends and family. Amy and the kids have been strong over the last couple of months that Victor was hospitalized. As you can imagine this is not only emotionally but also financially taxing and will need our help. Every little bit helps, thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.”