A great artist, and a great person. I only met him in person once, but he had a profound effect on the industry. His work was playful and full of adventure and depth. Something amazing about him was how much he grew as an artist constantly. Many stay resigned to the style that "works" for them in terms of getting work. He constantly pushed the boundaries of what he was doing, constantly blogging, constantly going to messageboards and encouraging the next crop of artists.
I don't know what to say though, this is a horrible tragedy, he will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. If anyone hears that anything can be done for him, please keep me updated. If there is a tribute, or an art sale to raise money, I definitely want to contribute.
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