Friday, March 26, 2010

Judge Dredd artist dies at suicide clinic

I saw the movie Here's Johnny at Sheffield film festival and met John Hicklenton, the
Judge Dredd artist who died at a suicide clinic.John Hinklenton finished his last book the day before he travelled to Zurich

His ending was an expected one and he saw it as a triumph over his illness MS. Amongst his final words to me were “MS – you have a week to live, you’ve met someone you shouldn’t have fucked with”. A great artist and a true hero.”

A respected graphic artist known for characters such as Judge Dredd has died at the Swiss-based assisted suicide clinic Dignitas, it has been revealed.

John Hicklenton, 42, who lived in Brighton, died at the clinic on 19 March following a 10-year fight with Multiple Sclerosis.He was best known for his work in cult British comic 2000AD. He was an inspiration to me in the way he battled his illness. RIP