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Jim Baikie
« on: 31 December, 2017, 01:41:57 pm »
Sad to hear that Jim has passed away, one of my favourite 2000ad artists, especially on Skizz and New Statesmen RIP

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #1 on: 01 January, 2018, 02:27:09 am »
I said this on the generic RIP thread, but it's more appropriate here.

I was introduced to 2000AD by being given a batch of comics by my neighbour at the time, the earliest of which was 308 and the latest around the low 320s.  So my introductory prog was also Skizz's first prog.  By the time I got to actually by a prog, 330 had rolled around, with the last episode of Skizz, so my early back-prog-buying days were filling in the gaps for Skizz.

Being brought up in the country (and the a small city) I don't think I'd ever been anywhere that had been featured in films, TV or comics, until I went to Birmingham, which to me was the set for Skizz :-)

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #2 on: 02 January, 2018, 11:41:37 am »
RIP Jim Baikie.

Liked all of his output for the House of Tharg, but loved his work on Tomorrow Stories with Alan Moore.

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #3 on: 03 January, 2018, 10:54:48 am »
Horrendous news, Mr Baikie was a stunning artist & draughtsman. His work on Skizz was all the stronger by being so thoroughly grounded with detail.

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #4 on: 03 January, 2018, 11:59:11 am »
Great artist and a real 2000ad staple in my younger days.  RIP Z
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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #5 on: 03 January, 2018, 01:28:13 pm »
Completely forgot Jim's First American work for ABC, which coincided with my getting into the regular Captain America comics and was hilariously on-the nose, right down to Baikie's style foreshadowing the school of art that would come to be synonymous with post-911 Cap after years of being drawn in the Marvel house style by the likes of Ron Lim or Dan Jurgens.

The Jintycomic blog has an obit for Jim, as he was a versatile and prolific contributor to that comic long before he started drawing in 2000ad.  Hopefully we'll see some of his old work resurface in the Meg floppies or future collections from Rebellion, as it's only while getting into these old UK titles and seeing artists draw normal people in regular settings rather than the aliens and robots of 2000ad that I started to appreciate what craftsmen they really were.  I recommend you click on the Jinty blog's tag for Baikie to see him on top drawing form, as well as some ongoing discussions about his contributions as a writer.

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #6 on: 03 January, 2018, 02:33:57 pm »
Fond memories of Skizz as a nipper, so the news is very sad.
A superbly versatile artist who will be sorely missed!  :'(

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #7 on: 03 January, 2018, 06:36:43 pm »
Although I am not that familiar with a lot of Jim's work, I thought that 'Skizz' was a great little tale and quite unusual. Rest In Peace.

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #8 on: 04 January, 2018, 01:03:01 pm »
Sad to hear of Jim's passing - a fantastic artist and, going by what I've heard over the years, a nice guy.  Best wishes to his family.

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #9 on: 04 January, 2018, 03:16:26 pm »
Just been alerted to this sad news thanks to the Thrill Mail. A cracking obit for Mr Baikie on Down the Tubes, fantastic to find out how long and varied a career he head. His art made me cry and rage and shudder in equal measure.

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #10 on: 16 January, 2018, 06:23:19 pm »
Jim Baikie: An Appreciation by Alan Moore
 
http://downthetubes.net/?p=42363



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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #11 on: 16 January, 2018, 08:00:18 pm »
The hairy one can write.  :'(

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Re: Jim Baikie
« Reply #12 on: 16 January, 2018, 09:40:22 pm »
Another sad loss, Skizz will always stand out for me. But his Dredds had that brilliant tall skinny Clint Eastwood look that I love, surely worthy of a remembrance floppy with the Meg?

Deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.