He was 55 years old I’m only 7 years younger than him. Gibson had wrote several issues for Eternity’s label Robotech: Return to Macross comic series, and Academy Comics’ Robotech Civil War Stories, Robotech Academy Blues, and Robotech Breaking Point: Cadet Lisa Hayes Special. He worked with Ben Dunn with Tim Eldreg as well on the Harlock series as well.
I have some of these issues and now I missed the window to be able to get him to sign them. He truly had a way with the pen. He wrote and the way he wrote the storyline, he could have wrote the series as a hard novel and people would have still bought it and still be able to visualize the events happening in the story as you read it. Both Ben Dunn and Tim Eldred are both excellent artists and writers as well. and when these 3 did get together they created manga magic like no other (in my opinion.)
Robert Gibson will be missed, but his artwork/writing live on in the manga that has been created.
Rest in Peace
1960 – 2015