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04 July 2008 @ 02:17 pm
Happy Fourth  
happy independence day, fellow Americans!

Caught some sad news today (the fact that I had to read it in my local paper rather than online shows how much I've fallen out of touch with comics).


He'd been fighting a long battle with bone cancer. He was only my age. :(

And while he was kinda known as a T&A kind of artist, I never minded the way he drew his females (I quite liked his first run on "Fathom") AND he also was one of the few artists who gave the girl contingent a lot of eye-candy as well, with a lot of shirtless and often wet guys. And in fact, he's the reason I originally got into Witchblade the comic book. Not for Sara the Underdressed, but for....

Ian Nottingham the Shirtless. Because OMG, not only did he have a dirty!bad!wrong UST with Sara, fight with two katanas, have long black hair, but he was totally Kenneth Irons' sex slave. Even while I was reading it, I remember thinking: "Guys, you DO realize what you're implying here, right?" HOT. HOT. HOT.

I preferred Silvestri's version the best, but Turner's was better than some of the ridiculousness that came into the book later.

So, for co-creating one of my most favorite Hot Boys of Comics EVER, as well as a distinctive style I could pick out across the Comic Con floor:

You will be missed, Michael Turner.



 
 
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mrsdrjacksonmrsdrjackson on July 5th, 2008 03:54 pm (UTC)
He'd been fighting a long battle with bone cancer. He was only my age. :(
That is sad and very scary when you think about it. I hope he didn't have kids...

I'm very bitter towards cancer right now. In the last year so many people that I know in my RL have had relatives die because of complications of their cancer.

The way you describe Ian Nottingham the Shirtless makes me want to pick up the series! I'll add it to the list of comics I want to read some day. :)
lizardbeth: Baal eatinglizardbeth_j on July 6th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
yeah, it's sad. For awhile it seemed as if Turner was beating it too - and then, no.

And Ian Nottingham is SO HOT. *fans self* (That's one reason I didn't like the series - I didn't think the dude they cast as Ian was nearly as hot as he should've been). There's not much else to recommend the series honestly, but man, I had a total fangrrrl crush on the character. He embodies, like, a zillion of my male fantasy HAWT kinks, it's ridiculous. :)
mrsdrjackson: tee hee heemrsdrjackson on July 6th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I didn't think the dude they cast as Ian was nearly as hot as he should've been
Would anyone really have been hot enough? :P
lizardbeth: Anders - gunlizardbeth_j on July 6th, 2008 11:46 pm (UTC)
probably not, but they could've tried a LITTLE harder! :D