My good friend Brett Ewins died on the 16th of February…. my first day in Berlin, my new home.
I’d done quite a bit of work with Brett, helping finish off his recent Johnny Nemo collection, and some Bad Company illos, and a proposed prequel to Bad Company as well ( we even did a few pages, and some character designs).
Brett was a very generous and kind man. He helped out so many people. He gave
many people there first break in the Comics industry… notably Jamie Hewlett with Tank Girl in his Deadline magazine.
go and hang out with him in his house in Hanwell, and venture down to
the pub, or his local Indian restaurant.. and we’d talk art, music
(Bowie, of course) and various other topics he loved, like the Templars,
Moon landings, and fashion.
We started work on some stuff
recently, which will see publication later this year… and Brett was
happy and excited about it…I can’t wait to announce it soon.
like Brett are what make me love Comics… He was a good friend, a
beautiful spirit, and a gentle and extremely thoughtful man. I was lucky
to know him… he was part of my family, and I love him, and miss him.
I know that everything I do is informed by his work, and his kindness. It’s up to us to pay that forwards to others.