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Author Topic: TOM FRAME 1931-2006  (Read 915 times)

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TOM FRAME 1931-2006
« on: 18 July, 2006, 07:16:14 pm »
Everyone here at the Nerve Centre will miss Tom terribly. His contribution to 2000 AD spans over two and a half decades, not including his work on the Megazine and sundry other titles, and he was as much a part of the comic as its characters.

Always friendly and professional, Tom's great talent for lettering ensured that every strip his work appeared on was always an effortless pleasure to read. Although letterers are rarely praised, their contribution remains invaluable, and proves that comics is a collaborative medium, each component part essential to the construction of the story. Tom always made sure that his lettering aided the storytelling, never hindered it.

Our condolences go out to his family. If anyone wishes to make a donation to the Marie Curie charity, they can do so here: www.mariecurie.org.uk/supportus/waystodonate/

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Re: TOM FRAME 1931-2006
« Reply #1 on: 18 July, 2006, 07:22:57 pm »
Good on you, guys. Hopefully we'll see a fuller tribute at a later date, but it's nice to see this now - and thank you for the pointer to Marie Curie. I take it this was his, or his family's, charity of choice?

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Re: TOM FRAME 1931-2006
« Reply #2 on: 18 July, 2006, 08:52:20 pm »
It would be really nice to have a tribute in the weekly, as he was so much part of it. Hope this can be done.

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Re: TOM FRAME 1931-2006
« Reply #3 on: 18 July, 2006, 09:47:37 pm »


A dedication on the front of the Prog 1500 would be most suitable I feel,Is there time? How about it?
I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!

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Re: TOM FRAME 1931-2006
« Reply #4 on: 18 July, 2006, 10:31:44 pm »
Would i be right in saying Tom was 2000AD's most prolific droid?

Are there any progs (present one excluded) that don't feature his genius?

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Re: TOM FRAME 1931-2006
« Reply #5 on: 18 July, 2006, 11:30:12 pm »
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after hearing how Tom used to colour splash pages I think his profile should be updated.
I'd also like to see a really well written obituary appear on his profile page and the same for any other old Droids that are now sipping oil in the great Nerve Centre in the sky.

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Re: TOM FRAME 1931-2006
« Reply #6 on: 19 July, 2006, 06:20:23 pm »
I'd also like to see a really well written obituary appear on his profile page and the same for any other old Droids that are now sipping oil in the great Nerve Centre in the sky.

Agreed, but someone else would have to write them for me.

Perhaps the colouring of centre pages could be added as a nerve centre job if someone could take a guess as to approximately what range of progs he covered.

Cheers,

Wake