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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7050 on: 10 January, 2019, 03:02:27 pm »
What terrible news RIP Ron
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7051 on: 10 January, 2019, 03:05:37 pm »
Such sad news about Ron Smith. RIP.

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« Reply #7052 on: 10 January, 2019, 03:19:23 pm »
Aw, man.  First Carlos and now Ron.  Glad I managed to tell him (via Sharky's tribute book) that he made my childhood special.  I was going to call him at the time but sadly I bottled it.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7053 on: 10 January, 2019, 03:46:01 pm »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

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« Reply #7054 on: 11 January, 2019, 04:09:21 pm »
As more than a few people have said, I didn't appreciate him enough on initial reading but my, when revisiting DREDD a decade or more later, did I come to appreciate how much he brought to the party!
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7055 on: 11 January, 2019, 05:45:48 pm »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

This doesn't quite cover your question, but worth a read anyway: Heroes of 2000AD.

My money would be on King Carlos for most Dredds (if I gambled).

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7056 on: 11 January, 2019, 11:20:20 pm »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

This doesn't quite cover your question, but worth a read anyway: Heroes of 2000AD.

My money would be on King Carlos for most Dredds (if I gambled).

I'll leave it to better nerds than me to tot up the page count, but the 2000d website describes him as "The most prolific Dredd artist in the character’s history " and I'm not going to argue with Tharg.

Influence is so much more than page count however - If Wagner & Ezquerra were the parents of Dredd, Ron Smith was the architect of Mega City One

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7057 on: 12 January, 2019, 09:32:43 am »
RIP Ron Smith.
Has anyone drawn more Dredds than him? Am literally asking. Who has drawn the most?
A major talent.

I'll leave it to better nerds than me to tot up the page count, but the 2000d website describes him as "The most prolific Dredd artist in the character’s history " and I'm not going to argue with Tharg.

Influence is so much more than page count however - If Wagner & Ezquerra were the parents of Dredd, Ron Smith was the architect of Mega City One

Carlos has drawn the most single episodes of Dredd, but Ron (by virtue of the Daily Star) has drawn most Dredd stories.

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« Reply #7058 on: 12 January, 2019, 12:14:15 pm »
Such sad news, if not wholly unexpected. A good age, in his early 90s wasn't he, but still...

I absolutely loved his work on Dredd. So many of the stories he illustrated are forever first in my mind when I think of Dredd. And nobody captured the bizarre and eccentric nature of MC1, and it's denizens like Ron.

I never got to meet him, alas. I missed his last signing appearance at FP back in 2013? I kicked myself not long after that, for not going. To have met him, and to have said thank you, would have been a memory to cherish.

A quiet and a unassuming chap - in regards to his talent, it would seem.

And for a period, not a Dredd artist that had gotten much in the way of the applause he so rightly deserved. Pleased in later years that many folks, on here and elsewhere, shared the love they felt for Ron and his work.

And very pleased, that via Facebook, his daughter and grand-daughter, came to learn of the very high regard we fans held him in.

So, to Ron Smith. The quiet genius, who's work remains a fundamental part of the bedrock of Dredd.

Thank you, and may you rest in piece, sir.


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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7059 on: 12 January, 2019, 12:27:47 pm »
A great shame. I loved his work, especially the way he drew the city. I hope Tharg puts together a collection of his work soon.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7060 on: 17 January, 2019, 10:53:13 am »
Lorna Doom, bassist with early LA punk band Germs.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7061 on: 19 January, 2019, 01:18:14 pm »

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7062 on: 19 January, 2019, 02:38:33 pm »
"YOU ORRIBLE LITTLE SHITE AWK!" was a regular insult where I grew up, a testiment to how dated and terrible Northern Irish television was Davies made an impact on young brains.  Still amazing to think that distinctive voice never got to occupy a Disney villain at some point.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7063 on: 19 January, 2019, 05:08:36 pm »
He was always one of my favourite actors growing up. I loved his "double act" with Donald Sinden in Never the Twain and, of course, his turn in It Ain't Half Hot, Mum as the frustrated warrior attached to a concert party was sublime.

"Oh dear. How sad. Never mind."

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #7064 on: 19 January, 2019, 10:27:47 pm »
I actually thought he'd died years ago, but in a way I'm happy to hear he reached a nice age.
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