Saturday, 27 March 2010

John Hicklenton RIP

Sad news: yesterday it was revealed that British artist John Hicklenton died at the Swiss suicide centre Dignitas on 19 March. He was only 42, but had been suffering from multiple sclerosis for 10 years. His work includes illustrating the cult British comic 2000AD, which stars the indomitable Judge Dredd. The television documentary of his battle with MS, Here's Johnny, won Grierson awards for Best Newcomer and Best Arts Documentary in 2008. A true professional, he completed his last book 100 Months the day before he travelled to Zurich to die. (Note: I can't guarantee that the dramatic image of Judge Dredd I selected was by John Hicklenton.)


At 9/4/10, Blogger Lorcy said...

the image presented is by Brian Bolland

At 10/4/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Lorcy

Thank you for the information. I chose an excellent Judge Dredd graphic from the web, but it wasn't credited to any artist. I hoped it was by John Hickleton, but had no way of telling.


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