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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #15 on: 07 February, 2022, 11:29:23 PM »
Terrible news and condolences to his family. The only two commissions I've got are by Ian. Lovely fellow.
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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #16 on: 08 February, 2022, 12:10:27 AM »
the best cover artist in the history of british comics.

r.i.p.

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #17 on: 08 February, 2022, 11:50:09 AM »
Aw, sorry top hear that.

Great artist, and by all accounts an authentic gentleman.
Was glad to have met him at the 40th bash.

Someone gifted me a copy of this a few years back, and I heartily recommend it:
https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/the-art-of-ian-kennedy

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #18 on: 08 February, 2022, 01:19:54 PM »
Very sad to read of Ian's passing. A fabulous artist. May he RIP.

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #19 on: 08 February, 2022, 01:51:49 PM »
Hoping he ascends to glory in a rocket ship of his own design, he really did draw the best planes.


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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #20 on: 08 February, 2022, 02:16:42 PM »
Sad news. Nobody drew spaceships like Ian Kennedy

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #21 on: 08 February, 2022, 03:42:26 PM »
One of the best, he truly will be missed.

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #22 on: 08 February, 2022, 05:48:59 PM »
A great tribute to Ian with a lot of awesome images he brought to life:

https://downthetubes.net/tributes-pour-in-for-legendary-comic-artist-ian-kennedy/
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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #23 on: 08 February, 2022, 08:44:58 PM »
Very sad to read of this. RIP Ian.

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #24 on: 09 February, 2022, 09:36:42 AM »
Ian Kennedy had a distinctive style of art that seemed to leap off the page at you. His Spaceships and Planes were particularly striking and often half-lit from underneath to emphasise the sleekness of the design. Well, he's now travelled the path we all must go ourselves at some point, but in a hundred years, comic fans will be marvelling at Ian Kennedy's artwork.
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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #25 on: 09 February, 2022, 01:19:24 PM »
It would be good if Treasury of British Conics could do some Ian Kennedy Dan Dare graphic novels, but presumably that would depend on the Dan Dare Corporation not being twats about it.

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #26 on: 09 February, 2022, 05:42:25 PM »
It would be good if Treasury of British Conics could do some Ian Kennedy Dan Dare graphic novels, but presumably that would depend on the Dan Dare Corporation not being twats about it.

That will super
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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #27 on: 10 February, 2022, 11:31:18 AM »
One thing that amazes me about veteran comic artists like Ian Kennedy is how they adapted from drawing accurate renditions of C20th combat planes and vehicles to conjouring spectacular spacecraft from their imaginations. Ian was one of the absolute kings of this.

Funny how small details sometimes make an impression, but the one thing I always notice about Ian Kennedy's art are the pronounced shadows underneath his character's noses, right over the philtrum.

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #28 on: 10 February, 2022, 11:47:15 AM »
I wish you hadn't told me that, now I'm going to notice it all the time!

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Re: Ian Kennedy RIP
« Reply #29 on: 11 February, 2022, 11:43:17 AM »
One of the greats.

Remember being utterly in love with his Dan Dare run as a kid, which led to me to following his work throughout.

Rest in peace  good sir.