Ari Gurkanlar, better known here as TheBisonator, passed away April 11th, 2013 after a long battle with lymphoma.

The link to Ari's obituary-

Bisonville thread discussing his passing-

RIP, Ari. Thank you for the cartoons, great posts, your front row enthusiasm, and sharing much of your life with us. You may have left us, but you are not forgotten.