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Funt Solo

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #15 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:47:51 pm »
fate amenable to change

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #16 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:58:36 pm »
Thanks for so many hours of enjoyment.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #17 on: 01 October, 2018, 06:59:23 pm »
Very sad news, especially after he'd seemed to be recovering. What a great loss.

That obituary is a good one, and I'm glad he got so much coverage in a non-comics publication.

Can anyone from editorial let us know whether there is any of his art still awaiting publication? Or have we really seen his last Dredd?

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #18 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:05:24 pm »
Just read the previous posts and wanted to say: sorry for your loss too, Dark Jimbo.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #19 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:16:44 pm »
I am utterly heartbroken at this sad news.
He was such a lovely man and a great artist.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #20 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:17:32 pm »
Nice tribute there, filippo.

I'm also sorry, Dark Jimbo - such sad news. Today sucks.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #21 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:21:57 pm »
 :'( Such sad news.  I remember being star-struck when he was at the bar at the 40th anniversary. I was too shy to say hi despite him being so friendly and kind
 A giant amongst comic artists - with a legacy of incredible art to be remembered by.

RIP, Mr.E, we'll miss you.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #22 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:31:42 pm »
Already written my piece on the RIP thread but it is terrible news. His passing is a loss to 2000ad and to comics as a whole.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #23 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:36:44 pm »
I once bought him a pint before a Dredd screening at the first Lakes festival. He and John then came over and sat and chatted with us. Carlos couldn’t have been kinder, humbler, and more appreciative of his fans. I know loads of us have similar stories about the great man and his generosity with his time, his sketches, and his stories and advice. I shall treasure the wonderful pieces of his art I am lucky enough to own, and my memories of meeting the great man.

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #24 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:39:10 pm »
So I say
Thank you for the art, the pictures I'm watching
Thanks for all the joy they're bringing
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty
What would life be?
Without a picture or a drawing what are we?
So I say thank you for the art
For giving it to me

So I say
Thank you… Carlos

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #25 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:43:32 pm »
Really wish I'd met him when I had the chance.  He has been a huge part of my life for, without any exaggeration, as long as I can remember.  (The Executioner, I think, was the first time I knew how to distinguish comic artists by their styles.)
We're lucky that he kept it up, on both Dredd and SD, till the very end.  A huge loss.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #26 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:48:39 pm »
Have decided to create a hub of tribute fan-art on the Art Stars page. Seems only right - let's pay tribute to him the proper way through drawing. Give us a shout if you want your art on there, it's not a comp it's more of a creative outpouring.

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I myself am shattered by the news. He was a lovely, warm, tremendously kind man and an inspiration to me and everyone. Well - we don't have the words, do we? Lets do pictures instead  :'(

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #27 on: 01 October, 2018, 07:58:15 pm »
An amazing talent lost, it's incredibly sad. Everything I've ever heard about Ezquerra paints him as an incredibly talented person that was a joy to be around. It's sad when anyone dies, but this is truly a heart breaker.
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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #28 on: 01 October, 2018, 08:04:33 pm »
I just happened to be reading the Meg floppy of Block Judge yesterday afternoon.

I can remember reading the Eagle reprints of The Apocalypse War for the first time back in my teens.

I remember my first Strontium Dog story, The Gronk Affair, in the Best of 2000AD Monthly.

"Who the hell's gonna mess with us?"

The man was one of the world's greatest comic book artists, and to hell with anyone who says different.

My condolences to his family.

Regards,

Robin

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Re: Goodbye Carlos
« Reply #29 on: 01 October, 2018, 08:14:18 pm »
Unless there is unpublished work still in the pipeline, I believe this is the last Ezquerra Dredd, from Get jerry Sing in prog 2023, 22 March 2017: