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Goodbye Carlos
« on: 01 October, 2018, 03:57:12 pm »
Still reeling at this awful news.  Goodbye, King Carlos, you've made my life immeasurably richer.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #1 on: 01 October, 2018, 04:28:42 pm »
Absolutely gutted.. R. I. P

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #2 on: 01 October, 2018, 04:46:15 pm »
This one hit hard. I got into the adult side of comics via The Complete Judge Dredd, the Megazine and 2000AD. Carlos' art stood out from the beginning. As great as Bolland, McMahon, MacNeil, Dillon etc were they, well, they just weren't Carlos. That he was able to stand atop such a wealth of talent proves how special Carlos was. Co-creator of Britan's biggest comic book icon and a genuinely nice guy to boot. One of this industry's true legends.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #3 on: 01 October, 2018, 04:51:31 pm »
He was the most generous sketcher at conventions.

He was an incredible designer of characters - look how little Dredd and Johnny have changed over the years.

And he spoilt us with the sheer volume of published artwork he produced.



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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #4 on: 01 October, 2018, 04:52:23 pm »
I'm just stunned by this news, even after all the health scares.
I know I never met the man, or even had an online conversation with him, but when I see Strontium Dog drawn by a different artist tears are gonna flow.

Rest In Peace Carlos. You helped make all our lives just that little bit better xx

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #5 on: 01 October, 2018, 05:05:54 pm »
I have no words. The king is gone.
Never ever bloody anything ever

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #6 on: 01 October, 2018, 05:13:09 pm »
Can't quite believe it...

RIP

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #7 on: 01 October, 2018, 05:21:31 pm »
The saddest of news, we have lost the greatest 2000AD artist of them all. From the cover of my first prog to this very day,  he's been at the heart of the comic and its fan community: the fullest,  liveliest of art and to match it a cheery, generous grin beneath that celebrated 'tache. I don't think I can fully believe he's gone yet.

My very deepest condolences to his loved ones, his family,  his friends and colleagues and, why not, to all of us too.  Bloody hell, what an awful, awful loss.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #8 on: 01 October, 2018, 05:35:28 pm »
The word Legend gets associated with people quite a lot these day's but in Carlos Ezquerra we have the true definition of a Legend, Thank you so so much for your amazing work down the year's Carlos R.I.P

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #9 on: 01 October, 2018, 05:48:43 pm »
This, like the sad news of Dillon's and Brett's passing has hit me like a punch to the gut! My childhood takes another leap further from the present... R.I.P. Carlos.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #10 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:02:22 pm »
Sad, sad news.

RIP Carlos.

Thank you for art that still thrills a jaded Adult.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #11 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:05:49 pm »
Probably sounds a little over dramatic, but without Carlos 2000AD will never feel the same again.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #12 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:13:12 pm »


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That's what they call a sanity clause.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #13 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:22:20 pm »
Probably sounds a little over dramatic, but without Carlos 2000AD will never feel the same again.

Not overdramatic at all - just the plain truth. John,  Pat and Carlos are the foundations on which everything else rests. It can never be the same now. Just glad we have so much brilliance to thank him for.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #14 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:31:22 pm »
Impossible to undersell the impact of the Man - for me THE Dredd artist and obviously THE SD artist -  a true comic great.

I'm going to break out some classics and my best Scotch.