Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Old friends....

Having moved into my new place relatively recently...I've been unpacking things I haven't looked at in years...

  I pulled this illustration out of the Bubble wrap...I've not had it up for years...
It is by my wonderfully talented friend John Hicklenton, an amazing artist, and a very funny witty guy.

 He did me this as a gift, as a thank you, when I paid the deposit for him when he had to move flats quickly, years ago.

 I miss his wit, his sharp observations and his unique art. His work on NEMESIS in 2000ad deeply inspired me as a kid, with his no holds barred depiction of the alien insanity... and that's why I love this piece.
John's art was always divisive ... maybe that's why I loved it so much... you can't sit on the fence...

It's brutal and in your face. John showed me how you ca be honest and brave, and have your own world view in art...and I'll always love him for that.

Thanks John. XXX <3 p="p">
XXX Ruf - SGDM

John Hicklenton's 'Nemesis and Torquemada'

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