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June 24, 2005

Andy Roberts, 1963-2005

imageAndy Roberts, a lynchpin of the United Kingdom small press comics scene, passed away on June 18 from injuries sustained six days earlier when he was hit by a motorcycle. Roberts was known as an enthusiastic supporter of cartoonists, both personally and in print, as well as being a talented cartoonist himself among his various artistic interests. Roberts was one of the first to set up an aggressive graphic novels section in a mainstream bookstore, at a branch of the Waterstone's chain, and he was an advocate for the sales of such books throughout the company. This livejournal site dedicated to the artist and musician should yield scans of his comics work over time. I believe he also did the majority of the cartooning that appears on the site of the band he was in, Linus.

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