It’s with great sadness that I write these words. Nigel Dobbyn, artist of so many of my favourite things, has died.
Aged just 56, Nigel was a true hero to me. His work was and is one of the reasons I make comics, from his early work on Medivac 318 in 2000 AD to the most recent 28AR in Brawler, Nigel was always a treat to see work from.
I was lucky enough to meet Nigel many times over the years, and I was lucky enough to be able to present covers from him on four of our books, Dogbreath 17 & 24, Zarjaz 09, 17 and the 2016 summer special, a personal highlight of mine.
Nigel was also the first artist I actively sought out for a commission. His rendition of Kid Knee for me is a piece I will always treasure.
Nigel was generous with his time, and always a pleasure to spend time chatting and laughing with.
Thanks for reading and rest in peace Nigel, our thoughts are with your family on this most horrible of days.