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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6375 on: 26 March, 2017, 02:32:42 pm »
I'm glad you were okay Sheridan.

On Thursday and Friday, Westminster station was still closed off. Not completely, (you can get off there and swap lines) but there was not entry/exits. (I sometimes travel from Embankment on the District line, and the train passes by there*.) Understandable I guess.

*I only just noticed that on Friday. My knowledge of tube stations and lines isn't that great. Not that it's a big deal as nothing happened at the station itself.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6376 on: 06 April, 2017, 10:23:43 pm »
Don Rickles.

He was better known in the US than the UK but was one of the stars of Kelly's Heroes. A top 5 film for me with one of the greatest theme songs ever.

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« Reply #6377 on: 07 April, 2017, 11:29:45 pm »
Actor Tim Pigott-Smith passed away Aged 70 his most memorable television and film roles have included Merrick, the racist police superintendent in the ITV mini-series The Jewel In The Crown, and parts in the movies The Remains Of The Day and Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York, as well as more recent appearances in Bond film Quantum Of Solace and Alice In Wonderland.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6378 on: 12 April, 2017, 08:08:00 am »
http://downthetubes.net/?p=37398

Artist Steve Marchant recalls the life and work of Nik Pollard, who along with others strove to give the comics form rightful study in the UK – and was a generous benefactor to London’s Cartoon Museum…

some 2000AD pieces in that montage

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6379 on: 12 April, 2017, 03:24:19 pm »
Minoru Takahashi, producer and writer for many of anime's most beloved titles from Macross to Vision of Escaflowne, Cowboy Bebop to Wolf Brigade, Gunbuster and many a Gundam.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6380 on: 16 April, 2017, 08:32:41 pm »
Clifton James has died at 96 years.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6381 on: 23 April, 2017, 12:41:20 pm »
Erin Moran, 56 (Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days).

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6382 on: 26 April, 2017, 10:45:42 pm »
Leo Baxendale. Artist of my childhood. RiP  :(
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« Reply #6383 on: 26 April, 2017, 11:04:04 pm »
Director Jonathan Demme

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6384 on: 27 April, 2017, 10:43:09 am »
Leo Baxendale. Artist of my childhood. RiP  :(

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6385 on: 27 April, 2017, 12:34:24 pm »
Leo Baxendale. Artist of my childhood. RiP  :(

Ah feck that. I heard the news this morning, and nearly passed it on to the kids, until I noticed both of them were absorbed in my old Beano annuals and I couldn't face saying it. I was a Beano fan long before (and after) I discovered 2000AD, and before I even knew that actual people drew comics, and it was only years later I discovered whose work I loved so much. RIP.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6386 on: 27 April, 2017, 01:15:57 pm »
Leo Baxendale. Artist of my childhood. RiP  :(

Ah feck that. I heard the news this morning, and nearly passed it on to the kids, until I noticed both of them were absorbed in my old Beano annuals and I couldn't face saying it. I was a Beano fan long before (and after) I discovered 2000AD, and before I even knew that actual people drew comics, and it was only years later I discovered whose work I loved so much. RIP.

Not good.  And probably not long before The Treasury of British Comics will see some of his work republished for the first time in decades :-(

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« Reply #6387 on: 27 April, 2017, 05:28:57 pm »
Ah, that's a sad loss there (although I must admit, I wasn't aware Leo Baxendale was still alive until he died, if that makes sense)

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6388 on: 27 April, 2017, 09:51:25 pm »
A real shame. He created strips we all grew up reading before moving on to comics like 2000ad.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6389 on: 28 April, 2017, 12:47:14 pm »
Not good.  And probably not long before The Treasury of British Comics will see some of his work republished for the first time in decades :-(

(by which I mean we've got that Ken Reid book coming out soonish from Rebellion, and assuming they have any Baxendale stuff in their now extensive archives I'm guessing his work will be the hitlist of children's comics to put out).