photo credits: Wikimedia Commons
country of citizenship: United States of America
occupation: comics artist, artist
award received: Inkpot Award, Will Eisner Hall of Fame, The Joe Sinnott Hall of Fame
Richard Bache Ayers (; April 28, 1924 – May 4, 2014) was an American comic book artist and cartoonist best known for his work as one of Jack Kirby's inkers during the late-1950s and 1960s period known as the Silver Age of Comics, including on some of the earliest issues of Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four. He is the signature penciler of Marvel's World War II comic Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos, drawing it for a 10-year run, and he co-created Magazine Enterprises' 1950s Western-horror character the Ghost Rider, a version of which he would draw for Marvel in the 1960s.
Ayers was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2007.
Read more or edit on Wikipedia