Dylan Williams was an Indie creator, publisher and the force behind Sparkplug Comic Books, a collective of alternative press talent that contributed volumes to the genre under the umbrella he provided. At 39, he lost the battle with cancer this weekend.  His own work sometimes offered thought provoking reflections of mainstream comics, but his broad palette extended far beyond.

Remembrances of Dylan are appearing across the comics web, echoing a big loss to the alternative comics scene. Tom Spurgeon has fielded most of them in a collective memory post and has written an in depth bio at The Comics Reporter. He also suggests some support for Sparkplug is appropriate, in light of financial uncertainty around Dylan’s medical expenses. Generally, it couldn’t hurt anyway, Sparkplug Comic Books carries an extensive line of books that reveal Dylan’s uncompromising support of the genre and its creators.