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
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/sussex/8590231.stm