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R.I.P. Ron Smith (Judge Dredd artist)

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Post by MajorHoy on Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:27 pm

Surprised Tony hasn't already posted this?

"Judge Dredd" Artist Ron Smith Dies at 94
Jan 10, 2019

2000 AD is greatly saddened to confirm that artist Ron Smith has passed away.
The former Spitfire pilot during World War Two began his career in animation before moving into comics for Amalgamated Press, then DC Thomson, before moving to 2000 AD and Judge Dredd.
During 2000 AD’s 1980s heyday, he was one of the five iconic Dredd artists alongside Carlos Ezquerra, Mick McMahon, Brian Bolland, and Steve Dillon, and many of the strip’s most unforgettable moments– from The Judge Child Quest to UnAmerican Graffiti, from The Hotdog Run to The Day the Law Died – have the name and style of Ron Smith stamped all over them.
The most prolific Dredd artist in the character’s history, from 1981 Ron also drew the daily strip for the Daily Starnewspaper – one of the longest running in British newspaper history – which showcased his talents perfectly as he compressed entire epics down into a handful of panels . . .
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Post by Mbast1 on Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:42 pm

It is ridiculously sad how often I only realize the impact of someone from reading their obituary. I KNOW that man's artwork. So many people have contributed to a field I love and I know nothing about them.

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