Crowdfunder in memory of 2000AD artist Carlos Ezquerra smashes target

Carlos Ezquerra. Photo: Lisa Mills

Carlos Ezquerra. Photo: Lisa Mills

Fans of 2000AD artist Carlos Ezquerra, who died earlier this week, have launched a JustGiving page in his memory, which has already raised £2600.

“Carlos was one of the finest comic book artists of his generation,” says Dale Jackson, who launched the page along with a number of other fans of Carlos’ work. “He created many characters. Not only was he a great artist, he was a decent human being who had time and love for all his fans.

The JustGiving Page is to honour and a mark of appreciation that his fans and friends have for Carlos. Monies raised will go to his widow, Conchita Ezquerra, to help in what every way it is needed.

Check out the JustGiving Page here

• The Organización del Cómic de Zaragoza has also announced an initiative to publish a Tebeíco del Salón special edition in December in time for its annual festival, paying tribute to Carlos – read the news item here

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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