Carlos Ezquerra RIP

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Carlos Ezquerra RIP

Post by comixminx » 01 Oct 2018, 16:58

Very sorry to see (via Twitter) that Carlos Ezquerra has just died. The snippet from the Sun that shows up on a google search says 'The co-creator of Judge Dredd has died in Spain at the age of 70 after a battle with lung cancer, it emerged today'. Alas!
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Post by philcom55 » 01 Oct 2018, 19:48

Oh no! :cry:

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Post by colcool007 » 01 Oct 2018, 21:05

It was his second battle with lung cancer and we all thought that Carlos was through the worst of it until today.

In my tribute, I am going to concentrate on his work in Wizard as that seems to be all but forgotten these days.
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Re: Carlos Ezquerra RIP

Post by Dave Heeley » 05 Oct 2018, 18:40

Tragic news. I'm devastated, that Wizard cover you posted today was a new one on me. Fantastic!

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Post by colcool007 » 05 Oct 2018, 23:02

Dave Heeley wrote:Tragic news. I'm devastated, that Wizard cover you posted today was a new one on me. Fantastic!
I'm going to post a new Carlos cover each day until I run out of them. I am going to be doing an obituary for ComicScene and I wonder if anyone has any examples of Carlos' work in Mirabelle or know what other romance comic he worked for before he got his DCT break?
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Post by SID » 08 Oct 2018, 19:33

I just discovered this thread and am in shock.

A great loss.

I haven't seen anything in either 2000AD or Judge Dredd Megazine though I wasn't looking for it. I can't believe that they won't do a tribute similar to the one given to Tom Frame.

I wonder what will happen to Strontium Dog since Carlos was Johnny's definitive artist?
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Re: Carlos Ezquerra RIP

Post by big bad bri » 08 Oct 2018, 23:44

Dave Heeley wrote:Tragic news. I'm devastated, that Wizard cover you posted today was a new one on me. Fantastic!
where is wizard cover posted ? i havent come across it lol

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Re: Carlos Ezquerra RIP

Post by Adam Eterno » 09 Oct 2018, 08:39

big bad bri wrote:
Dave Heeley wrote:Tragic news. I'm devastated, that Wizard cover you posted today was a new one on me. Fantastic!
where is wizard cover posted ? i havent come across it lol
Col put it on Facebook

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Post by colcool007 » 09 Oct 2018, 17:41

Fear not if you don't have me on Facebook, John Freeman has collected the first few in a tribute to Carlos in this article
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Post by SID » 11 Oct 2018, 00:16

colcool007 wrote:Fear not if you don't have me on Facebook, John Freeman has collected the first few in a tribute to Carlos in this article
Good tribute.

I am planning to get the last Sniper Elite comic with cover drawn by Carlos and featuring Battle's Rat Pack.
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Re: Carlos Ezquerra RIP

Post by tony ingram » 23 Nov 2018, 09:43

The latest Judge Dredd Megazine pays tribute to Carlos, with five pages of his fellow creators sharing their memories of him, plus the free reprint magazine which this month presents a selection of his work including his first ever Dredd strip.

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