Saturday, December 30, 2017

Jim Baikie R.I.P.

I've just heard that the artist Jim Baikie has passed away. Most of you may remember Jim drawing Skizz, written by Alan Moore, that appeared in 2000AD in the 1980s, and on his work on Judge Dredd.  He also illustrated many other strips, such as New Statesmen in Crisis, and for American publisher DC Comics he had stints on Batman and The SpectreJim also drew numerous serials for the girls comic Jinty in the 1970s. 

He had an accomplished style and was one of those artists who could draw anything and make it look natural. Whether the scenes required action scenes or quiet character pieces, Jim could master it and deliver the goods. 

My sincere condolences to Jim's family and friends for their loss.







6 comments:

Jim O'Brien said...

Lew, can I ask where the 'kids visit the North sea oil platform' strip you've reproduced as part of your tribute to mark the sad news of Jim Baikie's death comes from? Some sort of National Savings promo I'm guessing?
All the best Lew and thanks for (another!) year of fascinating posts.
Jim

Lew Stringer said...

It's from the Melvin's Money Fun comic I showed here two years ago, Jim:

https://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/comic-oddities-melvins-money-fun-1981.html

Jim O'Brien said...

Ah! Thanks Lew - I think I did spot your earlier post...but certainly didn't recall the Baikie link.

John Parker said...

Very sad news, indeed. I well remember Skizz in 2000 AD. What a great strip!

bigman1 said...

I honestly think Jim was one of the most underrated British artist, he did some great stuff in all kinds of comics. A very sad loss :(

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, he was extremely talented and versatile. Also one of the few older British artists to work in American comics too.

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