After a battle in the hospital following what was reported as a massive stroke, Jon Schnepp passed away yesterday. He was 51 years old.
Having been blessed with his presence on several occasions, this feels like a heavy blow, but I am thankful for what he’s brought into this world. He was an absolutely delightful person to be around and will be missed greatly.
While many comic fans will remember Schnepp as the director of the phenomenal documentary The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? and as a regular on Collider’s “Movie Talk”, he’s a legend for his work on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim’s “Metalocalypse”. He not only directed the majority of episodes, but he’s also responsible for the look of all of the members in Dethklok.
A little-known fact, but he also co-directed the pilot for “Upright Citizens Brigade” for Comedy Central, and according to Wiki, was an editor on numerous episodes of Cartoon Network’s “Space Ghost: Coast to Coast”. Lastly, he entered the horror arena with his “W is for WTF?” short in The ABCs of Death.
We send all of our thoughts and prayers to Jon’s partner Holly, as well as his mother Miriam, his father David, his sister Deborah, and all of his other family and friends. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.