martin skidmore

Life Etc

Right, so where is my own life at? This has been a rocky week for me, to be honest. Knowing Martin was in hospital and unlikely to be going home again was a very dark cloud. On Monday night, too, I started to feel the emergence of a cold/flu bug that was in full flow by Tuesday. Overdosing on Vitamin C has probably helped to blunt the edges of it a bit. Today I feel pretty blocked-up and I’m sneezing a bit, but overall I don’t feel too bad.

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Martin Skidmore

Martin Skidmore died about 7pm last night. I got a call around 8.25—not unexpected but it hit me pretty hard anyway. It was leaking onto the Internet in various places almost instantly… guess that’s just the way it is these days.

For those who don’t know him, he was a ‘zine then comics editor for about a decade from the early ’80s on—a long-time name in UK comics. Unfortunately, he had spent this year struggling with very aggressive cancer.

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