Selena “Kitsune76” Ulrich of England passed away, after battling with acute leukemia. She had just turned 28.
Ulrich was the creator and writer of C. Ulture Shocked, a webcomic with a modest cult following that lasted from 2000-2002. She was a dear friend to many in the webcomics community, and though her comic had been put on indefinite hiatus near the end of 2002, she had always wanted to start again.
She never left the webcomics community, posting regularly in forums and journals, and was known for her keen intelligence and wit, as well as her incredible kindness.
Sandra Fuhr, creator of Boy Meets Boy and Friendly Hostility, recalls fond memories of Selena:
“We’d have long rambling chats, and whenever she caught me late at night, she’d scold me for not being in bed, but relent. She was bloody brilliant and very witty. She discussed religion and philosophy with me in excess when I was really, really lost. She loved Neil Gaiman and N’s Nice Hair. She told me the Aztec gods smiled at me with bared teeth — but they smile like that at everyone.”
She will be missed.