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RIP Alfonso Azpiri
« on: 00:39, 19 August 17 »
Alfonso Azpiri, the great spanish illustrator which did a lot of covers of spanish games from Dinamic and Topo Soft among others, has passed away.

He wasn't only a great illustrator but a very nice man, devoted to his fans.

I knew him personally and he was always kind and nice.

Rest in peace, maestro!

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Re: RIP Alfonso Azpiri
« Reply #1 on: 00:52, 19 August 17 »
Azpiri has died? I had no idea!! It is certainly a great, great loss!  :'( :'(

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Re: RIP Alfonso Azpiri
« Reply #2 on: 12:05, 20 August 17 »
You know you're following too many Spaniards on Twitter when your timeline lights up with an unknown name. But, I looked him up and indeed I did know his work...

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Re: RIP Alfonso Azpiri
« Reply #3 on: 10:02, 25 August 17 »
One of my fave artists and I hadn't realise until last night that his twitter account follows mine.  I was hoping to ask if he'd do some art for me like I believe he's done for other homebrew but alas it was not to be.  He seemed like a lovely guy and his artwork is always so striking and fantastic (and not for kids)
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Re: RIP Alfonso Azpiri
« Reply #4 on: 17:53, 25 August 17 »
rip , my favourite illustrator :(
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Re: RIP Alfonso Azpiri
« Reply #5 on: 20:17, 25 August 17 »
Many of us grew with him an his art, I even had posters of Lorna in my room  :) . I had the chance to meet him in person when I was already in my 20s and it was a great pleasure. The covers of Camelot Warriors, Titanic, Abu Simbel, and many other games will be always in my mind. I even happen to have quite a few books with his drawings, a some comics too. Yeah... a great loss, and a part of my childhood that goes with him.