Andy Yanchus, Death – Obituary News: Longtime Marvel colorist has died .
We are sad to report that Longtime Marvel colorist Andy Yanchus, who applied his hues to many a classic issue and would run the Color Department has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on September 12. 2021.
Sorry to note the passing of longtime Marvel colorist Andy Yanchus, who applied his hues to many a classic issue and would run the Color Department. He was 77. Condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/TUX0aIRckR
— I Bought That Comic (@BoughtThatComic) September 12, 2021
Condolences – Comments and Reactions.
Sadly a name many will know, Andy Yanchus, died yesterday (ironically 9/11). Andy was a Project Manager at Aurora for many years, then went on to colorize for Marvel Comics. He was an expect at many aspects of the hobby and, with Dennis Price, wrote the definitive book on Aurora Monster Scenes.
Unfortunately he had been ill for some time, and had moved from his long-time New York home to stay with his sister Pat in Florida.
RIP Andy, you will be missed by many.John Bellman wrote
Sounds like he was a wonderful man, and certainly a great talent! I’m sorry for your loss Tory.Peter Toporzysek wrote
I’m so sorry to hear this. For your loss, the loss of a wonderful man, and inspiration, a creative force for the modeling community.Trevor Ylisaari wrote
This hobby has lost a great person. Sadly, I only got to meet him at that one show, but it was a great experience.
He will be missed.
Bill Mutt Rider wrote A real Lynchpin of aurora kits. Just think how dull childhood and middle age would be without these guys doing what they did. Sad news.
It is with a heavy heart I report the passing of Andy Yanchus. He was my modeling inspiration in my early formative years. He was a coworker of my Dad’s at Aurora where he was responsible for many great model kits and kit lines, most notably the Monster Scenes and Prehistoric Scenes. He was also a wonderful friend and modeling enthusiast. I will miss him dearly but will cherish the happy times we spent together at his home and at model shows. Rest in Peace Andy.Here is a photo of me, Dennis Prince and Andy(far right) at Wonderfest back in 2014. We were there to promote the Monster Scenes book