I just returned this evening from my month-long trip and learned that Zel, the artist who illustrated the Gam/Lio comic, "Thick as Thieves", and who also created the map of Juxtan, died in an accident in Korea just a few days ago. Tragically, he was very young, just a kid, really. Zel was a supremely nice guy, a talented artist, and a fun spirit. I will always remember how eager he was to draw. He will be missed.