Kim Thompson, Co-Publisher of Fantagraphics and one of the most important editors in the comics industry over the last 30 years, passed away this morning due to complications from lung cancer. He was 57 years old. Over a career that spanned more than three decades, Thompson edited talent such as Chris Ware, Peter Bagge, Stan Sakai and Joe Sacco, and introduced the work of many legendary European cartoonists to the North American audience.