Rising DC Comics star Robson Rocha has passed away. News of the artist’s death began to circulate on social media on Sunday afternoon after a long battle against COVID-19. Just last week, friends of the Aquaman The artist has publicly asked for help in locating blood donors so that Rocha can receive a transfusion.
Robson broke into comics in 2010 and signed an exclusive art deal with DC Comics in 2016, where he has remained ever since. Arguably his biggest break to date came when he took over the interior artwork for Aquaman, drawing pages from a script by Kelly Sue DeConnick.
Longtime comic book artist Yildiray Cinar broke the news on Twitter, offering his condolences to Rocha’s family and friends. “So sorry to hear that Robson Rocha passed away today. RIP Robson. So young and so early … my condolences to his family, loved ones and all his fans …”
Sorry to hear that Robson Rocha left us today. RIP Robson. So young and precocious… My condolences to his family, his relatives and all his fans… ❤️ pic.twitter.com/pbyDUrX8aW
– Yildiray Cinar (@ycinar) July 11, 2021
Cinar then tweeted Lineart of Rocha’s work on Aquaman. In addition to Aquaman, Rocha completed work on a Green lanterns run alongside Sam Humphries. Other credits include Lobo, Sinestro Birds of Prey, Superboy, and Batman / Superman.
“I’ve been a fan of comics since I was a kid,” Rocha said when DC signed him. “To have the opportunity to work with the DC characters that I admire and love so much is a dream come true. These heroes have helped me believe in a better and much more fantastic world. I hope my contributions to these characters will help inspire others. “