Celebs are still dropping off....

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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Tank » Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:11 am

So yesterday was...was a fucking hard day, if you'll pardon my language. We lost Carlos Ezquerra who some of you may or may not know is one of 2 men who created Judge Dredd and that is going to go down sideways and slowly for a few days.

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A truly heartbreaking day...

I know I have tendency to prattle on about these but this one does hurt. A lot.

I never got to meet Carlos. After becoming friends with the folks on a Judge Dredd Fan Group on FB I discovered it was possible with some manners and patience to contact Carlos through FB and discuss personal sketches with him. Of course I never plucked up the courage to do it...I suppose that’s not an issue now. Hindsight playing the bitch as always...

When I first saw Carlos' artwork it really was a paradigm shift for me. It was like watching heavy metal artwork come to life. Like watching slabs of stone duke it out in a dystopian future brimming with violence, humour and satire. When I was a nipper I yearned for the Dark Horse comics from the top shelf. Aliens, Predator, Terminator etc...but 2000AD? That was down in the trenches with the Beano and Whizzer and Chips. THAT was allowed...and just like that Carlos set up shop in my pop culture evolution.

I suppose one of the most heartbreaking parts of growing up is realising that nothing is permanent. Everything...people, things, feelings...they all change and sadly slip away into whatever comes next. But people like Carlos leave behind something that truly endures. A legacy of Justice that comic book readers for years to come will share and enjoy. We lost the man, but the legend is always on our book shelves..ready to take Law to the Lawless.

Safe travels Carlos.

Court is adjourned.

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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Rossell » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:39 pm

Wonderful tribute there Tank. Dredd is one of the best Sci fi characters ever. Rip.

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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Alan » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:05 am

Scot Wilson, aka Hershel from The Walking Dead died at 76

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45776409
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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Snowy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:26 am

Rossell wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Wonderful tribute there Tank. Dredd is one of the best Sci fi characters ever. Rip.
Wholeheartedly agree with those sentiments.
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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Lovely tribute Tank
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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Gibby » Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:31 pm

Well said, Tank.

As it happens, I've recently finished gathering the full Judge Dredd Mega Collection. Lots of hardback books to enjoy, admiring the fantastic artwork of 2000AD.

I need to know where to get that helmet...

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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Achtung Englander » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:28 pm

I started subscribing to 2000 AD about 2 years ago. I really like it but I recently came across someone who stopped because they said the magazine is a shadow of how excellent it was in the past. Er....ok...I guess
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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by The Jackal » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:32 pm

Peter Brackley, of Football Italia and ProEvo fame.

https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/169824 ... -fan-dies/
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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by Medicine Man » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:54 am

Sad news. He was the voice of Sundays in our house.

A great shame.

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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by The Jackal » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:28 pm

Paul Allen - not the bloke from American Psycho, the Microsoft co-founder.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/15/microso ... ge-65.html
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Post by Stormbringer » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:46 am

That's simply not possible. Because I had dinner with Paul Allen, twice, in London, just ten days ago.
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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:53 am

:lol:

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Post by Sly Boots » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:17 am

That said, in hindsight, this...
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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by The Jackal » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:06 pm

Dennis Hof, of Nevada brothel fame.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/ ... ies-908091
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Re: Celebs are still dropping off....

Post by The Jackal » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:05 pm

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