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Author Topic: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P.  (Read 3359 times)

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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P......
« Reply #15 on: 16 March, 2004, 07:59:53 pm »
I'm with Eyebrows in being reluctant to make emotional post to threads like this without knowing the person, but that is a real shame. I absolutely loved White Trash and Accident Man and the few other examples of his work I got to read, and especially the sense of energy and personality that came through them. Condolences to all that knew him.

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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P......
« Reply #16 on: 16 March, 2004, 08:05:42 pm »
Likewise, I didn't know him but liked his work and wish condolences to his friends and family. From what's been posted on this thread by those who did know him, it's clear he was greatly loved and will be missed very much.

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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P......
« Reply #17 on: 17 March, 2004, 02:43:48 am »
This is terrible, Martin was one of those artists you kept expecting to see return in a blaze of enrgy with something you had never seen before. That is what we got in Toxic.

So Sorry to hear this news.

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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P......
« Reply #18 on: 17 March, 2004, 04:50:12 pm »
I never knew him but always admired his artwork especially in Toxic. He was a blast of fresh air in a time of Bisley clones. I often re-read Toxic and thought he'd be great in 'Tooth or the Meg'.
My thoughts and condolences are with his friends and family.

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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P......
« Reply #19 on: 17 March, 2004, 05:01:47 pm »
The Silver Bullets website now has the story on Martin's sad death:

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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P......
« Reply #20 on: 17 March, 2004, 05:44:09 pm »
Loved Martins Accident Man artwork, his chopper story for the Meg was what salvaged Chopper from the stuff that had been printed before and have just recently re-read White Trash.
Weird & Warped artwork that was unmistakable.

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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P....
« Reply #21 on: 18 March, 2004, 04:21:53 am »
I just can't believe it. My deepest condolences to Martins family,friends and Loved ones.

The first time I had the pleasure of meeting Martin was ten years ago at one of the first comic conventions ever held in NZ. The meeting somehow has been burnt into my brain ever since. Rufus Dayglo ? I assume Dayglo was doing Pistake then? - and Martin were sitting behind their table just hanging out (Rufus Dayglo was eating plain Vogels bread, and he made some joke about it). I started sheepishly asking them about there work and from there Martin just took over and started letting me know all about his work. On his own volition he took me through the process he used to paint his pages for White Trash, showed me a copy of a cover he'd just done for a Lobo and Deadman book for DC, and at one point started showing me his tattoos (the one that really stuck out to me was one of Joe Pineapples (I think it was JP) that he had placed on his hip, he then facetiously flashed his pubic hair thinking it was pretty damn funny (it was)), an innumerable other things. Eventually a hoard approached their table so I started to quietly slip off to let the peoples do their thing and he was like "hey man where you going...". He obviously thought he could've answered MORE of my questions. Anyway I said I'd just leave him be (as he'd obviously gone above and beyond expectations).

Just being this overzealous kid and having someone as talented as Martin take that kind of time with me cannot be appreciated enough, he was cool beyond cool.


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Re: Martin Emond, Artist, R.I.P......
« Reply #22 on: 18 March, 2004, 05:54:32 pm »
http://www.2000adonline.com/index.php3?zone=droid&page=profiles&choice=MARTINE >Martin Edmond?s profile page shows the work he did for Tharg and its now you wish he?d done more. Look out for the reprint of Accident Man, which contains the Accident Man story from the first 6 issues of Toxic:
Apocalypse Presents "Accident Man" June 1991, &  also ?White Trash?
http://img.ediy.co.nz/5295.jpg >

http://www.illicit.co.nz/images/switch/gotyour.gif>
You can see more of Martin?s work on the Illicit Clothing website. The opening ?cowgirl? image is great.
http://www.illicit.co.nz/martinemond/pages/mickeymartin/big/01.jpg >

http://www.illicit.co.nz/martinemond/pages/mickeymartin/big/02.jpg >


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