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Offline John C

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Obituaries
« on: February 22, 2011, 03:53:29 PM »
The news could be more pleasant, but we've lost Joanne Siegel during the week and Dwayne McDuffie today.  Hopefully, the work both of them started (the Superman rights and introducing minorities to comics, respectively) will continue, rather than end up a footnote.

http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-joanne-siegel-20110218,0,256504.story
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=30969

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Obituaries
« on: February 22, 2011, 03:53:29 PM »

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 07:24:45 PM »
 I knew about Joanne Seigel's death but this is the first that I had heard about Dwayne McDuffie. The second death I find very unexpected.

 What can be said? Bless them both.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2011, 08:10:16 AM »
Thank-you for starting this topic John.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 04:08:25 PM »
While I'm not a huge fan of Kurt Busiek's, his comments regarding McDuffie seemed somehow worth repeating.

"When I first met Dwayne, he was campaigning against the name 'Black Thrasher' in the NEW WARRIORS pitch, and doing a survey of what percentage of male African-American superhero characters at Marvel rode skateboards or dressed like poultry. It wasn't a low number."

Is it wrong that I want to see that list...?

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Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2011, 09:00:21 AM »
Not comics but who said life was only about comics...
Sad news all the same.

http://tinyurl.com/6253lpu

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Re: Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2011, 10:48:17 AM »
Not comics but who said life was only about comics...
Sad news all the same.

http://tinyurl.com/6253lpu

Even more sadly, the title of the link as it appears in my browser tab is "Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 - Yahoo!"

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 11:02:01 AM »
Even more sadly, the title of the link as it appears in my browser tab is "Actress Elizabeth Taylor dies at 79 - Yahoo!"

OUCH!  I bet that happens all the time there.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2011, 09:26:45 AM »
I just heard that Bill Blackbeard, one of the greats in comic strip preservation, passed away last month.

http://www.tcj.com/bill-blackbeard-1926-2011/

Sad news.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2011, 12:51:20 PM »
 We do owe a hell of a debt to Blackbeard. I've got a copy of the Smithsonian Collection myself, and the local library has two text which he edited. This is frivilous, but I always assumed he was bearded, and I was suprised by the image that accompanied his photograph.

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Jackie Cooper dies at 88
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2011, 12:11:24 PM »
Sadly Jackie Cooper died last night.

More on the Superman actor can be read here (click).

 :'(

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Re: Obituaries - Jeffrey Catherine Jones
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 01:08:26 PM »
Peace, Jim (|:{>

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 01:14:59 PM »
I always remember jj covers looking like poor man's Frazetta. But still a big talent and sad lose.

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 01:19:55 PM »
There was so much more than that FF style, narf. He did begin that way, but quickly moved on. That echo was primarily the result of requests by art directors to mimic Frazetta. Check out the variety and sheer scope of ability here:
http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/jonesjf.htm

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 03:52:27 PM »
wow, very sad news...

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Re: Obituaries
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 08:08:18 PM »
Jones was very much a talent. To me I still can not get past my first notice of the work being "like" Frazetta but not as much detail. Jones always looked like an impressionistic version of a realistic painter. I know my artist taste is unrefined but I always considered the realistic painter as the more talented. I know the reasons that is not always the case but that is how it registers to me. Not to take away from Jones some great stuff. Beautiful Idyll statue. Enjoyed your retrospective Jim