Wednesday, 24 March 2010
JOHN HICKLENTON RIP
I was saddened to hear of the death of John Hicklenton.
He was an incredible artist who tragically was diagnosed with MS and died at the Dignitas clinic in Switzerland last week.
Johnny was a rapacious, punkish, talented man who had a cutting barb for anyone and everyone but was also a great laugh.
I last saw him at the launch of Here's Johnny at the Science Museum - the documentary about how he was dealing with MS.
The film was greatly received and won the Grierson Awards for best newcomer and best arts documentary in 2008.
Pat Mills, long-time friend and collaborator of Johnny's, will be writing a short piece for an upcoming 2000AD/Megazine memorial issue.
Great artist, will be missed