Tuesday, July 18, 2006

2000 AD's tribute to Tom Frame

I'm sure 2000 AD won't mind too much if I reprint in full the text of an online tribute to the late, great letterer, Tom Frame. I've little doubt a future prog will mark the death of this great, unsung hero of British comics. Meanwhile, here's the text:
TOM FRAME 1931-2006

Everyone here at the Nerve Centre will miss Tom terribly. His contribution to 2000 AD spans over two and a half decades, not including his work on the Megazine and sundry other titles, and he was as much a part of the comic as its characters.

Always friendly and professional, Tom's great talent for lettering ensured that every strip his work appeared on was always an effortless pleasure to read. Although letterers are rarely praised, their contribution remains invaluable, and proves that comics is a collaborative medium, each component part essential to the construction of the story. Tom always made sure that his lettering aided the storytelling, never hindered it.

Our condolences go out to his family. If anyone wishes to make a donation to the Marie Curie charity, they can do so here:

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