Once again, COVID-19 has claimed one of our own. Argentinian artist Juan Gim\u00e9nez has succumbed to complications of the coronavirus. He checked into a hospital in Mendoza, Argentia on March 22, and died of the virus on April 2. He was 76. Juan Antonio Gim\u00e9nez Lopez was born in the same city he died in, Mendoza, Argentina. November 16, 1943. Like Dr. Seuss, he started his career in advertising. As a young man, he went to Spain and attended Barcelona's Academy of Fine Arts. He then began working in European comic books, and quickly developed an international following. In 1981 his international fame expanded when he designed the "Harry Cannon" section of the animated classic Heavy Metal. In 1992 he moved on to one of his most popular endeavours, \u00a0Metabarons\u00a0with writer Alejandro Jodorowsky. Many comic book artists worldwide, whether or not they had the honor of his personal acquaintance, have been mourning his loss and thanking him for his influence on their own work. He, himself, was heavily influenced by Italian comic book creator Hugo Pratt. Marvel's Walter Simonson said, "He did beautiful elaborate and decorative work that was the envy of many, including me. Never met him, but I didn't have to. His influence touched my work and still remains, hidden away here and there." https:\/\/twitter.com\/vincenzoreale\/status\/1245993881323347971 Gimenez made his Heavy Metal magazine debut in the April 1981 issue, with a black-and-white story \u201cGood-Bye, Soldier!,\u201d written by Ricardo Barreiro. He published numerous installments of his \u201cMatter of Time\u201d series, beginning in August 1983. Other Gimenez stories that followed included \u201cThe Sleeping Princess\u201d (August 1985), \u201cTop Secret\u201d (September 1985), \u201cTimescooter\u201d (October 1985), \u201cPrimabell\u201d (Fall 1986), \u201cGarbage\u201d (with Carlos Trillo, Spting 1987), \u201cThe Naked Branch\u201d (with Felipe Hernandez Cava, Summer 1988), \u201cLeo Roa\u201d (March 1989), \u201cThe Fourth Quarter\u201d (January 1990), and \u201cApocalypse: Eyes of Doom\u201d (July 1993, later\u00a0collected in a hardcover edition). Beginning in July 1997, Heavy Metal serialized Gimenez\u2019s \u201cChoose Your Game,\u201d which played out over several issues.