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2000 AD => General => : Jim_Campbell 08 May, 2021, 09:41:21 AM

: 2000AD Forum Sketch Comp #4: SPECIAL BOLT-01 EDITION
: Jim_Campbell 08 May, 2021, 09:41:21 AM
Normal service will be resumed next month, with Tomwe's cracking theme, but I didn't feel like we could just press ahead as normal this month in light of the heart-breaking news about Dave.

So we're going to do something different.

This month, the theme is STRONTS.

Anything Strontium Dog related is fair game. We're not going to vote — I'm just going to leave the thread open until May 31st. Take as long as you like over your entry — if you want to use Dave's preferred medium of biro-on-Post-It, that's cool. If you want to give us some lovingly-rendered full colour wonder, that's cool, too, as is anything inbetween.

Not an artist? That's fine. If you want to write something, there's a place for that here, too. Doesn't have to be Stront-based — if you've just got something you want to share about Dave, share away.

At the end of the month, I'd like to gather everything together and see if we can't get a printed collection made up that I'm hoping some kind soul will forward to Dave's family. I can't imagine what they're going through, but I thought it might be nice for them to have some permanent record of how well-loved Dave was here.

Over to you, my friends.
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: Colin YNWA 08 May, 2021, 10:17:27 AM
Thank you Jim I was hoping this would happen.
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: Dark Jimbo 08 May, 2021, 10:31:28 AM
❤️
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: Woolly 08 May, 2021, 11:42:19 AM
That's a heartwarming idea, thanks Jim.
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: JayzusB.Christ 08 May, 2021, 01:31:20 PM
Brilliant idea, thanks Jim.
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: Dog Deever 08 May, 2021, 02:12:19 PM
Good call.
:)
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: Richard 08 May, 2021, 11:47:28 PM
Nice gesture.
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: Buttonman 09 May, 2021, 01:02:19 AM
I'm not going to disgrace the thread and this worthy project, by getting out the Microsoft Paint, but I thought I'd leave this photo here, from the 2000ad 40th celebration event in 2017. Dave is seen here with Eamonn Clarke, clearly having a great time.

(https://i.imgur.com/0oN115S.jpg)

I can't lay claim to knowing Dave well, but we did have a couple of art comp collaborations which involved me coming up with some random nonsense and Dave executing it far better that I could have envisaged. He was always kind with his time and talents and I remember him offering favourable words on my long gestated script 'Plan : Hit Earth'. So he was a dirty big liar too! Nah, just encouraging and tolerant.

I only met him twice at conventions and we shared a brief laugh and drink each time. Dave knew everyone and everyone was keen to be in his company. The work he has done in the small press community cannot be measured and his passing will leave a gulf that will never be filled.

I'm sorry his light has dimmed but he'll never be forgotten as long as people meet to drink and discuss comics. Condolences to all who were lucky enough to know him better than me and to his family, whom he clearly adored.
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: The Legendary Shark 09 May, 2021, 12:20:43 PM

This is a wonderful idea, Jim, but I'm completely stuck. How does one praise the most praiseworthy of men?

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: pauljholden 09 May, 2021, 12:23:37 PM
I'm breaking all the rules, but as this is non-voting...

I'm sure Dave wouldn't have minded (if anything I'm sure Dave would've been dead excited) but I coloured his Kid Knee from the last comp.

(https://www.pauljholden.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/bolt-kid-knee.jpg)
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: JayzusB.Christ 09 May, 2021, 12:37:48 PM
Don't think there's any rules to be broken here - that's cool, PJ, and a touching tribute to our friend Bolt.
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: Kev Levell 10 May, 2021, 02:35:15 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51170190983_04edbee4fe_w_d.jpg)(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51169962081_4d380f2447_w_d.jpg)

Whether you were a weirdo with a head for a knee, a geezer with freaky glowing eyes, a time displaced Viking, a vampire, a knobble headed drunk, a mutant freak with a fist like growth on your head or an over-sensitive alien with weak hearts, or even if you just felt like one, Dave would welcome you as a friend... and probably try to convince you to do something for Futurequake with his winning smile and infectious enthusiasm.

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: Proudhuff 10 May, 2021, 03:07:04 PM
Well done Jim.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 10 May, 2021, 05:45:12 PM
This is a wonderful idea guys - if it's okay I'd like to share some of them on the FutureQuake FB page as well. I want to draw something and I did try but it all hurts so perhaps later along in the month.
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: pauljholden 10 May, 2021, 06:38:14 PM
You've absolutely my permission to share mine far and wide, with link to the fundraiser, ta!
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: Jim_Campbell 10 May, 2021, 06:38:38 PM
I want to draw something and I did try but it all hurts so perhaps later along in the month.

I know how that is. I have something I want to do, but doing it is just one more thing that makes the whole situation more… real. I'll suck it up and draw some damn thing in the next few days.
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: JayzusB.Christ 10 May, 2021, 06:55:29 PM
Great piece of work there, Kev.  I feel like I might have one of Middenface's lumps in my throat...
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: Woolly 10 May, 2021, 08:50:53 PM
I give full permission for this to be shared by anyone.

RIP Bolt x

(https://i.imgur.com/YPEFnNi.jpg)
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: Jim_Campbell 10 May, 2021, 08:56:56 PM
Dammit. Hayfever. That's why I'm sniffling. Hayfever.

Thanks to everyone who's posted so far. It's all wonderful.
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: Leigh S 10 May, 2021, 09:17:30 PM
Great minds think alike, Woolly - incredible image - Kid and Whistler here too. Had my Copy of the Whistler special next to me all weekend - thanks to Jim C for the lettering: 

(https://i.imgur.com/RZ20Rok.jpg)
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: Woolly 10 May, 2021, 09:22:05 PM
That's awesome Leigh, I very nearly did nearly the exact same picture! I'll try and get mine updated with the correct colours for Whistler.
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: Leigh S 10 May, 2021, 09:43:28 PM
I think I had to do mine before it became too real...

Wooly,  don't think there is a "right" colouring, as the colours are different on the back cover anyway - your version is very classy!

I want to draw something and I did try but it all hurts so perhaps later along in the month.

I know how that is. I have something I want to do, but doing it is just one more thing that makes the whole situation more… real. I'll suck it up and draw some damn thing in the next few days.
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: Rogue Judge 10 May, 2021, 10:27:37 PM
Wonderful Stront pieces all. Can I ask who Whistler is? I've read all of Alpha's collected adventures but don't recall him.
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: Funt Solo 10 May, 2021, 10:43:26 PM
I haven't read enough Dogbreath, but I'm going to guess that Whistler is a fanzine character in the Strontium Dog universe.
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: Leigh S 10 May, 2021, 10:46:50 PM
You guess correct - a Stront Creation of Bolts very own:

http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=input&page=profiles&choice=DAVIDE (http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=input&page=profiles&choice=DAVIDE)
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: Pete Wells 10 May, 2021, 10:48:15 PM
Wanted - Alive. If only.

(https://i.postimg.cc/c4mqVg9G/FC691041-E3-E2-4228-9623-DA31-BC8578-BE.jpg)
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: Rogue Judge 10 May, 2021, 10:51:05 PM
Thanks Funt and Leigh. I was curious if this character was a creation of Bolts or just one of his favorite Strontium Dogs. Very cool to leave a legacy of his own Stront.
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: Molch-R 10 May, 2021, 10:59:09 PM
Less an entry and more a regret. Years ago, I talked to Bolt about doing a short story for Dogbreath using Whistler, the Strontium Dog character he created. He patiently listened and said he'd be happy to run it. I did a bunch of sketches and half a first page but never got around to doing the whole thing, mainly as I could never think of a decent ending. After a while, I felt too sheepish to continue and dropped the idea. I regret that I always found other things to do than finish it. But these are the sketches I sent to Dave of Whistler at the time, amazed I still have them to be honest but glad I do. (And yes, I knew I drew his head wrong - Dave never mentioned it)

(https://i.ibb.co/VTN08bX/PXL-20210510-214747715.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/F81Wb5y/PXL-20210510-214725537.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/nfr5nVH/PXL-20210510-214741912.jpg)
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: Rogue Judge 10 May, 2021, 11:26:55 PM
Those sketches look great. Maybe you can still submit the story to Dogbreath (if it continues), and pay tribute in that way. Better late than never? Very nice.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 11 May, 2021, 11:56:00 AM
Well, this is beautiful. This is really lovely... Pete, reading through that I went "oh I'm not sure about this" to being in floods of tears in less than a minute. You lovely people.
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: Molch-R 11 May, 2021, 01:11:40 PM
Those sketches look great. Maybe you can still submit the story to Dogbreath (if it continues), and pay tribute in that way. Better late than never? Very nice.

You're very kind, unfortunately what little artistic ability I had has long since atrophied so the sketches will have to suffice!
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: Dark Jimbo 11 May, 2021, 02:17:17 PM
Wonderful Stront pieces all. Can I ask who Whistler is? I've read all of Alpha's collected adventures but don't recall him.

Bolt's long-running fan character. There are some early Whistler adventures online:

http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=input&page=thrillviewer&choice=nutcase
http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=input&page=thrillviewer&choice=headbag
http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=input&page=thrillviewer&choice=baaadday
http://www.2000ad.org/?zone=input&page=thrillviewer&choice=whistler6

He also cameoed at the end of Book III of The Life and Death of Johnny Alpha, which must have made Bolt's week/month/year.

(https://i.imgur.com/wl3xcE8.jpg)
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: Jim_Campbell 11 May, 2021, 02:19:43 PM
He also cameoed at the end of Book III of The Life and Death of Johnny Alpha, which must have made Bolt's week/month/year.

It did.  :)
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: CrazyFoxMachine 11 May, 2021, 03:01:04 PM
I think that and him actually being Kid Knee in SD fan film were his most prized things. The glee that radiated from him when he spoke about them was almost a palpable force.
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: Pete Wells 11 May, 2021, 06:17:16 PM
This is really lovely... Pete, reading through that I went "oh I'm not sure about this" to being in floods of tears in less than a minute.

Thanks Owen. It absolutely came from a place of love and even I wouldn’t be flippant about the passing of someone we all hold so dear.

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: Gavin_Leahy_Block 11 May, 2021, 11:14:50 PM
I think that and him actually being Kid Knee in SD fan film were his most prized things. The glee that radiated from him when he spoke about them was almost a palpable force.

I remember him telling me to keep an eye out for him in it before the film at the 40th and the reaction of everyone when Kid Knee came on screen. The absolute joy on Bolts face.
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: Tomwe 12 May, 2021, 11:25:00 AM
I've not written anything about Dave yet. Beyond this forum I had no other interaction with him, but he was always very supportive of my drawings and that is an example of the kind of man he was. He was an internal organ of this group and we all struggle to get along without him. My heart goes out to his family and those who knew him best.

I didn't really know what to contribute drawing wise, but here's a quartet of post-it sketches as suggested by Jim.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E1LgzNLXMAEJall?format=jpg&name=small)
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: Jim_Campbell 12 May, 2021, 11:49:09 AM
here's a quartet of post-it sketches as suggested by Jim.

Wonderful. Thank you. :)
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: Pete Wells 12 May, 2021, 12:54:48 PM
I LOVE those Tomwe! No 2 is ace!
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: Jim_Campbell 12 May, 2021, 01:37:55 PM
I LOVE those Tomwe! No 2 is ace!

Tharg should immediately commission a Gronk series with Tomwe on art. :)
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: Funt Solo 12 May, 2021, 06:16:36 PM
I was inspired to write a script for the first time. I used the 2000 AD Script Book (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB583) as a guide on what on earth to do.

Hope this link works, as I'm not used to sharing PDFs:

Strontium Dog: Stix & Stones (https://smallpdf.com/shared#st=ac8677f8-c5a9-46d8-aa29-e38889e6d36e&fn=Stix%26Stones.pdf&ct=1620839251943&tl=share-document&rf=link)
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: Mike Carroll 12 May, 2021, 07:22:40 PM
I want to write something for Dave, but at the moment I'm not in the right headspace -- but it takes a lot less effort do logos, and maybe this is appropriate given that I created quite a few for Dave's publications over the years!

-- Mike

(http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/pics/bolt-01 2000ad logo 20210512.jpg)
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: Tomwe 13 May, 2021, 09:58:07 AM
Really great story Funt! Very professional. And that logo is (https://i.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/facebook/000/021/267/swedish_chef.jpg)
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: Barrington Boots 13 May, 2021, 10:42:18 AM
I'm hopeless at art and didn't know Bolt as well as you lot, but wanted to contribute something to this thread. Hope this is ok.

(https://i.imgur.com/6iPEtSd.jpg)
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: sheridan 13 May, 2021, 10:47:17 AM
I was inspired to write a script for the first time. I used the 2000 AD Script Book (https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/XB583) as a guide on what on earth to do.

Hope this link works, as I'm not used to sharing PDFs:

Strontium Dog: Stix & Stones (https://smallpdf.com/shared#st=ac8677f8-c5a9-46d8-aa29-e38889e6d36e&fn=Stix%26Stones.pdf&ct=1620839251943&tl=share-document&rf=link)

Works for me - downloaded and shall read later.
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: Funt Solo 13 May, 2021, 03:18:17 PM
That's lovely, Barrington. Where did you get the helmet, please - self-sculpt or from a figure?
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: Barrington Boots 13 May, 2021, 03:42:35 PM
Thanks Funt. The helm is from the old 2000ad collectors series figure, I'm not good enough to sculpt one! The flowers and candles though are just paper & wire.

There's some lovely tributes on this thread so far.
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: Dunk! 14 May, 2021, 02:15:08 PM
Love all these entries so far.

Have tried putting something together but it too painful at the mo.

Dunk!
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: The Legendary Shark 14 May, 2021, 04:53:00 PM

Heart of the Machine...

(https://www.udrop.com/cache/plugins/filepreviewer/299679/3a9d2a74d29db53331bf260497355791a0d22df21979868d1b9a56a8bb7f30d5/1100x800_cropped.jpg)
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: Funt Solo 14 May, 2021, 04:57:38 PM
lol @ 9A
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: Kev Levell 14 May, 2021, 05:35:34 PM
Oh it's good! Nicely done.
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: Jim_Campbell 14 May, 2021, 05:50:23 PM
That's really quite splendid.
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: The Legendary Shark 14 May, 2021, 07:02:32 PM

Thank you.

And, of course, use freely.

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: JayzusB.Christ 14 May, 2021, 07:42:12 PM
I'm hopeless at art and didn't know Bolt as well as you lot, but wanted to contribute something to this thread. Hope this is ok.

(https://i.imgur.com/6iPEtSd.jpg)

Hopeless at art indeed. That's amazing
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: Colin YNWA 14 May, 2021, 07:43:56 PM
So many wonderful, wonderful 'entries' on this thread. I plan to start mine this weekend, but really its quite intimidating to try to put something alongside the quality here. The thing that will make me do it anyway. Well its for Bolt-01 of course, but also from the little I knew him he'd have wanted us to participate and have fun with it regardless of our respective talents.

That in itself is an incredible tribute to the man, as has been said - the best of us.
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: Adrian Bamforth 14 May, 2021, 09:01:03 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/3xDSQJLg/img169.jpg)

Farewell Dave, it was a pleasure working with you.

(Original art available to highest bit to mental health charity).
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: Dog Deever 15 May, 2021, 06:00:20 PM
Just a couple of sketches of Stronts for Dogbreath script proposals from my friend I found lurking on the computer- 'one's that got away. I am working on something hopefully a bit better though. The first one was for a script being worked on for Dogbreath, but the writer (Alec) lost heart with it- I think he felt it was probably too long to be of use. I had the first three episodes and tried to convince him to finish it- I had drawn a load of fast sketches trying to work out the character and a filtered down drawing from that, so some of it is just 'bits of stuff'- I did them as I read through the script but it was just one of those that got away so I don't think I sent it to Dave for a look. S/D Agent 'Darkness' Kang Ban Sok- blind and with some sort of mind mutation.


(https://i.imgur.com/4wkQt8p.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/pDgjZJR.jpg)


(https://i.imgur.com/EX8vAhQ.jpg)

This one is S/D Agent 'Khtapodi' from another script called 'Metamorphosis' that was a Middenface McNulty/ Cthulhu/ Innsmouth on an underground industrial planet. With war droids' mash-up kind of thing. It didn't make the cut so I didn't bother to show it to Dave. I can't find the development scribbles that went with it anyway.

(https://i.imgur.com/f8tZuq9.jpg)

If any of it is any use for filler illos, feel free to do whatever with it- if not it's fine, they were all done on different sheets and assembled together to send to the Writing-bot so they can easy be broken up again. You can see a little of the type from the script through from the other side in some. Hopefully I'll have something more substantial than a few scuzzy warm up sketches by next week.
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: Colin YNWA 16 May, 2021, 02:34:23 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/CiqegDi.jpg)

With apologise to Kev Walker, Carlos Ezquerra and Leigh S - I've needed help to get the Strontium Dog images as decent as possible
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: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2021, 03:15:54 PM
That is. Majestic.
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: Mike Carroll 16 May, 2021, 04:51:54 PM
Love it!
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: Steven Denton 16 May, 2021, 07:33:16 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51183885424_bf87075b59_h.jpg)

Dave was one of the first people I met when making comics and Although my relationship to comics changed I always had time for Dave and never stopped contributing to FQP. Comics went from a potential job to a way to socialise and Dave was a big part of that. Friendships became the most important part of making comics for me and being friends with Dave was a huge part of that. I will miss working with him but I will miss seeing him at shows most of all.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 16 May, 2021, 10:50:03 PM
(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/187218291_2162553274044278_3663790654976412887_n.png?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=fxkQYk51v7QAX969VCR&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=10a0bbdbde700ead624b2d1e5478204b&oe=60C8D686)

My own tribute, not particularly good I'm afraid. Quick headsketches across little notes like I used to watch him squirrel away at endlessly at cons, like what would fall out of your envelopes when he sent you comics, he was brimming with these little square drawings and they were like his creativity really. Boundless, endless. And he would always just give them away for nothing, like his time. I'd amass so much of them but I kept each one - they're priceless to me. I'll keep these too.
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: TordelBack 17 May, 2021, 07:48:10 AM
I've put off reading this thread for reasons, but I dove in this morning.

What a tribute to an inspiring man this is. You are all magnificent.
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: Barrington Boots 17 May, 2021, 11:15:14 AM
What an incredible thread this is.
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: Jim_Campbell 17 May, 2021, 11:28:23 AM
What an incredible thread this is.

It is. I reached out to the pro community to see if anyone wanted to be included and I was, well, not exactly surprised, but certainly humbled by the responses. There will be a few bonus entries in the tribute book when I start to pull it all together.
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: Conor 17 May, 2021, 01:40:13 PM
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OrmXe-65Z08/YKJfZm4DzII/AAAAAAAACzo/bmJBBdCOc9QYblwhcAZdjcDW6Nk87cxAgCNcBGAsYHQ/w682-h964/DaveBolt01.JPG)

I owe Dave so much. I'll miss his kindness, his friendship and his sheer bloody enthusiasm. All our love to his amazing family.

Conor & Lizzie
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: Woolly 17 May, 2021, 04:30:30 PM
I wish I'd made the effort to go to a con and meet Bolt. Rest assured I will do everything my bank account allows to make sure I attend future cons and meet the rest of you.

I'm so sorry for those of you who knew Dave.
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: Link Prime 17 May, 2021, 06:47:20 PM
A very bittersweet thread.
Still can't get me noggin around the fact Bolt was an entrant himself in the previous month's art comp.

Great work all contributors.
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: Dark Jimbo 17 May, 2021, 09:02:37 PM
Still can't get me noggin around the fact Bolt was an entrant himself in the previous month's art comp.

And always so enthusiastic and supportive of everyone's entries.
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: Jim_Campbell 18 May, 2021, 07:27:49 PM
Another lovely one here… this time from frequent art comp champion Uwe de Witt (who was having trouble with uploading to the forum):

(https://i.imgur.com/m6a40YV.jpg)
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: Dog Deever 19 May, 2021, 03:08:44 PM
Bittersweet as it's been, it has been a pleasure watching this thread unfold amidst everything. Fantastic work straight from the heart from all.
And Uwe's Alpha Dog is a proper Strontium Dog.

This is for Dave from me and my friend Alec Robertson, FQP scriptbot. I’m not really the words guy, so I’ll just submit this drawing of a couple of characters we worked on for Dogbreath- ‘Big’ Harry McShane and La Perra Estroncio, ‘Noseless’ Laura Gonzalez. They wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Dave.
They may not be Strontium Dog canon, but they are Dogbreath canon and that’s pretty damned cool too- though there is that panel in Dogs of War with a tantalisingly familiar noseless-looking girl in the background just behind Dave’s Whistler...

Two very old friends getting the opportunity to work together on their own S/D strip was like a dream come true- that also wouldn’t have happened but for Dave.
There are some things you can never repay, but it would have been great to have a little longer to try. Goodbye Dave and thank you for everything.


(https://i.imgur.com/272fTeI.jpg)


*Gonzalez should be saying ‘carajo!’ but for once we washed her potty-mouth out.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 19 May, 2021, 05:46:50 PM
There are some things you can never repay, but it would have been great to have a little longer to try.

Ohhhh this really got to me - and you say you're not the "words guy" indeed!

Beautiful picture, they've all been really lovely but this one feels deeply personal.
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: Dark Jimbo 19 May, 2021, 06:26:54 PM
I remember McShane and Gonzalez! I loved those guys.

Uwe's literal strontium dog made me chortle, too.
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: Dog Deever 19 May, 2021, 06:51:20 PM
Beautiful picture, they've all been really lovely but this one feels deeply personal.
Thanks CFM, yes it is and it has had me choked up trying to get it done and trying to write something that can't even hope to do anymore than scrape the surface.

I remember McShane and Gonzalez! I loved those guys.

Thanks Jimbo, that's very much appreciated by both myself and Alec.
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: Dark Jimbo 21 May, 2021, 07:51:17 AM
I remember McShane and Gonzalez! I loved those guys.

Thanks Jimbo, that's very much appreciated by both myself and Alec.

It felt like there was a really great story that deserved to be told. I love Stront stories that dive into the history of the kreelers and the war.
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: Dog Deever 21 May, 2021, 12:17:11 PM
It felt like there was a really great story that deserved to be told. I love Stront stories that dive into the history of the kreelers and the war.

Alec did/ does actually have a couple more scripts round about Harry McShane that goes more into his background during the Mutant War. There was also one he wrote explaining why the Scottish muties looked like ridiculous national stereotypes.

There's been another Laura Gonzalez & Slabhead script he wrote sitting waiting for me to be in a position to draw it before he submitted it, it has a nice 'dark farce' feel to it IMO.

When I couldn't even hold a pencil firmly enough to draw with, Rich suggested I try script writing and after a while I ended up writing a Gonzalez story myself that's still sitting on my old laptop HD waiting too.
I did think about submitting that script to the thread but it's 3 parts (15 pages of strip)- too long really and I'm pretty sure Laura's potty-mouth and the tone of the story wouldn't be appropriate for the purpose of this thread either, so I won't.
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: Dark Jimbo 24 May, 2021, 10:14:10 AM
Just to say, as we tear into the back end of the month, that I do have a piece coming for this thread, but it's been seriously set back by lettering woes.
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: Dark Jimbo 24 May, 2021, 02:19:32 PM
...woes which have all been sorted by the incomparable Jim C!

(https://i.imgur.com/LZvLypv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/stVNS6z.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LD4Y7M4.jpg)

A very personal one from me. I did various Futurequake and Something Wicked strips for Richmond and Bolt, but it was the recurring adventures of Sun & Moon in Dogbreath that was our longest collaboration. I think it was Bolt who earmarked me as the artist. It was definitely Bolt who lettered the strips, of course, and Bolt who came up with the logo idea. Early strips in particular involved a lot of back-and-forth between the four of us via email, as we thrashed out details and ideas, and to be honest those chats were my favourite part of doing the strips. We were all having great fun (even if none of the readers were!) Bolt and Richmond even ‘let’ us have the cover of Dogbreath 23, where we homaged Trainspotting through a Strontium Dog filter – a really proud moment.

Dan – ‘the Emperor’ – had been building gradually toward a final confrontation with Johnny Alpha, where he held them to account for that whole ‘Journey into Hell’ fiasco. A few adventures before we got there, however, Dan vanished from the internet – so suddenly and completely that I’ve often wondered if something didn’t happen to him in ‘real’ life. I hope not. Whatever the reason, that was the end of the Sun & Moon outings. I thought idly about pitching the final scripts myself, but by that time the momentum was long since gone. I did one or two more unrelated strips for Richmond and Bolt, but I’d been growing really dissatisfied with my strip work for a while, and reluctantly decided I wasn’t really cut out for comics. So that was that.

It was lovely to give it all a bit of closure here, and pay tribute to Dan (wherever he is), their beloved co-creator Carlos, and of course poor Bolt, who – with Richmond – made it all happen in the first place.
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: TordelBack 24 May, 2021, 03:14:09 PM
Ah Jimbo.
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: Colin YNWA 24 May, 2021, 03:42:03 PM
Wow Jimbo - that's amazing.
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: Woolly 24 May, 2021, 03:48:31 PM
Just wonderful Jimbo x
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: Kev Levell 24 May, 2021, 03:55:25 PM
Excellent work Jimbo!
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: Dog Deever 24 May, 2021, 05:55:53 PM
Sun and Moon were great- really nice tribute Jimbo.
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: Daveycandlish 24 May, 2021, 06:20:21 PM
Splendid stuff, sir.
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: The Legendary Shark 24 May, 2021, 06:46:30 PM

Truly Zarjaz.

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: Pete Wells 24 May, 2021, 08:24:43 PM
Beautiful. That really hit me hard.

Thanks Jimbo!
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: Buttonman 24 May, 2021, 11:22:17 PM
A cracking Prog worthy tribute and, more importantly, worthy of the man himself.
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: Matt Timson 25 May, 2021, 10:41:44 AM
In my opinion, and whether he realised it or not, Dave’s influence on a generation of UK comic creators can’t be overstated.

The world is a poorer place without him in it.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/E2MBv2CXIAEUrWn?format=jpg&name=large)
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: Woolly 25 May, 2021, 06:24:33 PM
Magnificent work x
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: JayzusB.Christ 25 May, 2021, 06:54:36 PM
Amazing work.
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: Trooper McFad 25 May, 2021, 08:21:00 PM
This thread has been truly amazing with everyone’s contributions but I must say for me  Matts “sketch” is the cherry on top of a fitting tribute thread. Well done to everyone
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: Dark Jimbo 25 May, 2021, 08:24:03 PM
Thanks all. I hadn't really intended it to be anything other than a tribute to Bolt, but then it got me wondering whatever did happen to the Emperor, and realising that we'd also lost Carlos since I last drew Sun and Moon... it became something really cathartic to do, a very personal laying to rest of that time in my life. Hope nobody minds.

(It also reminded me why I stopped doing even hobby comics - God, they're hard!)

And yeah, if Matt's stunning piece is the final contribution, that's more than a fitting end to some great tributes.
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: Woolly 25 May, 2021, 10:13:31 PM
And yeah, if Matt's stunning piece is the final contribution, that's more than a fitting end to some great tributes.

I was thinking that when these works are collated together, yours would make for a very fitting end-piece.
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: LARF 28 May, 2021, 11:05:21 PM
(https://previews.dropbox.com/p/thumb/ABK4f2I25d9qck2XktTzDoQN5PGJFNnuvpOP5NNQoxmtm1epIZHt-_K6-MNWD-9jpt3y7htmpTbxyfpGRFZeP0FsmJENW_tylaux2VfqnLEu1zsnXtfUXNWnZer058F40-1UurtmqweM3cVoD9qEhoWzBY8Ym9iXN-SVvY0wqGVbtyrZ7pLWgVV94N5JJE_ldC6aZg9l-olBUt_cjLK46AbzjTjGRq-HuZYFpGFA0Zaltxk7uKCpLEvCrHAZjG9MjD8CvD3hNYDS8rCahDsoMYgvLoWl6ySb07EIwTig938vLrTtKIXmWUro33KwDtaN4TZ1iRzg8XE8C_t2zEEG9txC1Pt6ra4t9CySVdoEEdcZZ4yYTubnvyXzl4rvI8lOA2M/p.jpeg?fv_content=true&size_mode=5)

I met Dave in 2007 at my first ever con in Bristol, before that we'd been chatting away on the 2000AD Forum for years. I was LARF he was Bolt-1. I'd been through a rough few months in my life and I had to push myself to go, I was very nervous and worried about being a wallflower through the entire weekend. Dave invited me to come out with him and some others for a beer and food, and every con thereafter that's how it was. Two like-minded middle aged men, obsessed with a comic from their childhood that had shaped their lives since the late 1970's, staying awake till the wee hours drinking over priced beer in hotel bars and getting excited about art, stories, fantastic flights of sci-fi & fantasy, and all else that fell into the cracks in our lives between cons. A wonderfully kind, generous, caring and considerate Squaxx Dek Thargo that I will greatly miss. Rest in peace mate. Splundig vur Thrigg.
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: LARF 29 May, 2021, 12:30:01 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/bRGLTJ8/B917-CA7-E-0-BD4-4-B09-91-AF-0-BEF68637-F89.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4g0Mzd5)
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: Jim_Campbell 29 May, 2021, 08:22:13 AM
Jeez, but this has all been wonderful. I'm not closing the thread just yet — I've still got a few bits to come in via email so I can't start planning the book until I know how many pages we're going to run to. If you think you still have something to contribute, I won't be closing until next weekend at the earliest.
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: David Broughton 29 May, 2021, 08:43:50 AM
Here are Some panels from my last Judge Dredd story for the 2000AD fanzine 'Zarjaz' written by Matt Sharp, drawn by myself and commissioned by Editor Dave Evan's R.I.P. 

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XndM7QEYIbc/YLHvK04KZeI/AAAAAAAADYE/2bKC9m9D0PA05hEp9QmIZsXF9NqNspiJwCLcBGAsYHQ/w368-h640/PEEK%2B1.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2xC0QH-qDco/YLHvL6wcNKI/AAAAAAAADYQ/HA73BTPs6CkVYLNGRqK-wVyyz2XMrx3bACLcBGAsYHQ/w410-h640/peek%2B2a.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XtU9X6cuCEk/YLHvLBPgl7I/AAAAAAAADYM/K18gTFZR9soL5bAXJ2UEifCiQEHq8Qp6QCLcBGAsYHQ/w640-h564/PEEK%2B3.jpg)

I miss you Dave.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 29 May, 2021, 03:55:45 PM
This was sent to the FQP FB page by one Jonathan Macho - who, with his brother, has done an adorable *response* to one of Dave's wonderfully unexpected "you've bought some our comics so I'm going to draw you summat" sketches. I'm sure we're all familiar with the thrill of opening your order from FutureQuake and seeing a Dredd, a Tharg, a Kid Knee or in this case...

(https://scontent-lhr8-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/191888230_2169283406704598_1604990778868902245_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=U55oi_sqZKUAX_EB_bs&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-2.xx&oh=9b9f51a5c93c9e37ff2c92a7cdeb9c65&oe=60D8FE4E)
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: Richmond Clements 30 May, 2021, 10:40:21 AM
I just want to say thank you to Jim for setting this up and all you guys for contributing. You've made me cry a lot, but in a good way, because I can see how much you all loved Dave.
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: Mike Carroll 30 May, 2021, 11:37:55 AM
I echo Rich's comment! Dave meant so much to so many of us... For the past few weeks I've been trying to write something about him for my blog but it's defeating me. Seeing the posts here, though, has been very uplifting!
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: Jim_Campbell 30 May, 2021, 07:54:13 PM
Seeing the posts here, though, has been very uplifting!

No, you've got something in your eye!
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: flip-r mk2 31 May, 2021, 11:22:58 AM
I drew and then gave this to Dave at Thought Bubble 2018 as a thank you for letting me appear in Dogbreath.
(https://i.imgur.com/2L3if5u.jpg)

filippo
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: Mini_Bolt 31 May, 2021, 05:06:11 PM
Hello all!

I’ve not posted on this board for a verrrry long time, but I couldn’t help but lurk this thread.
Good god damn there’s some truly zarjazz tributes to my old man here. I’ve been, understandably, not really with it recently. It’s been a massive shock to the family and ofcourse his extended family which is you lovely lot. I’ve had the pleasure with of meeting a lot of you and seeing my dad around you, now I recognise the privilege of those moments. He really lit up around his people and I’m so grateful to you all for letting him shine that way.
My dad wouldn’t let me read the prog till I was fifteen, and only after he’d read it too! He introduced me into tooth and I’ll forever be grateful because those comics informed the art style that I have now.
 I’ve had a go at a whistler myself and I’ve gotta say I know now why my dad would often curse the fact he invented a character with a feather Mohican.  That being said I couldn’t not do something for this comp.  my version is based on the card I made for his 51st birthday where I pitched him the idea of a future whistler whos adventures had to led to him getting cybernetic aids to keep him bounty hunting.
I wanna pass on that from my mom, sister and brother we all want to Thankyou for being there for my Dad.
I’m sure we’ll all see him at the bar in the great con in the sky one day.
All my heartsies
Mini_Bolt // Danny

(https://i.ibb.co/cDVfyJ6/6-E17-A0-E5-3392-4722-869-C-94753588-D1-EB.jpg.)



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: Dark Jimbo 31 May, 2021, 05:17:02 PM
❤️
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: The Legendary Shark 31 May, 2021, 05:38:28 PM


Wonderful.


And hello!



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: SuperSurfer 01 June, 2021, 12:02:14 AM
Wonderful, indeed.

How to follow up that last post from Danny?

Thank you for setting this up, Jim.

(https://i.imgur.com/22nfrQz.jpg)
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: Colin YNWA 01 June, 2021, 08:03:53 AM
Danny / Minibolt - that is the most amazing post - thank you for sharing at what must be a terrible time for you and your family.

Love to you all - and oh damn that's a fine drawing too!

Supersurfer - lovely to see you hear, wish it was under happier circumstances - but as ever stunning picture.
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: Mike Carroll 01 June, 2021, 11:33:03 AM
Cracking good pic, Mini-Bolt -- and I love the idea of an older Whistler with cybernetic augmentation!

And Flip-R's pic (which is also excellent) reminded me that  I created the Whistler logo, all the way back in May 2004: Dave asked for something reminiscent of the classic Strontium Dog logo...

(http://www.michaelowencarroll.com/pics/whistler logo1.jpg)

-- Mike
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: CrazyFoxMachine 06 June, 2021, 07:52:53 PM
From Blackmocco / Mick Cassidy - the gallery over on our FB page will be open indefinitely to tributes so if folk have any doodles or drawings they want to contribute whenever they feel ready let us know.

(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/197457963_2173470932952512_7099457668182253088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=aIIinPGlV-4AX98yo4y&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=d55f07f0f4087120f69ffe7f006e5af1&oe=60E2F86D)

Paying back all the creativity he got out into the world is going to be the work of a lifetime.
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: blackmocco 06 June, 2021, 08:05:05 PM
From Blackmocco / Mick Cassidy - the gallery over on our FB page will be open indefinitely to tributes so if folk have any doodles or drawings they want to contribute whenever they feel ready let us know.

(https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/197457963_2173470932952512_7099457668182253088_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=0debeb&_nc_ohc=aIIinPGlV-4AX98yo4y&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-1.xx&oh=d55f07f0f4087120f69ffe7f006e5af1&oe=60E2F86D)

Paying back all the creativity he got out into the world is going to be the work of a lifetime.

Thanks Owen. Yes, I couldn't figure out how to post an image and had to ask for help.
I'm not on here much anymore and between colonoscopies, surgery to my (of course) drawing hand and Family Guy deadlines that were piling up, I only got to this today. I didn't know Dave very well but we bantered quite a bit when I was contributing stuff to Zarjaz! over the years and I knew what a good decent and humble skin he was. Quite shaken by the news, even now a few weeks later. This isn't much but wanted to pay my respects anyway.
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: CrazyFoxMachine 07 June, 2021, 03:41:02 PM
and another today from Tony Rothwell :)

(https://scontent-lhr8-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.15752-0/p480x480/189144524_225306512735329_3973658884573573666_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=ae9488&_nc_ohc=vLExWGailR4AX8_hvDH&_nc_ht=scontent-lhr8-2.xx&tp=6&oh=55864c3ea24cc72ebc2e26046c443cda&oe=60E47496)
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: Jim_Campbell 17 June, 2021, 09:05:28 AM
Folks… I was meaning to post a quick update this week, just to let you all know what's happening with this.

It's Dave's funeral at the end of next week. I'm going to start pulling the book together over the coming week, with a view to getting it printed up and sent off to Dave's family after the funeral, so we'll call Monday 28th the absolute last call for anything anyone wants to get in.

That being the case, we'll kick off the next sketch comp in the first week of July.