RIP Alan Rickman

Professor Snape - Thomas Taylor

As everyone, I’m saddened and shocked by the sudden loss of Alan Rickman. He was just so perfect as the villains we loved to hate — Hans Gruber! — but also as the wonderful, darkly seductive character of Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. Snape was always my favourite character, and Rickman portrayed him gloriously. Here’s a sketch of him in that role. And it’s especially shocking to lose such a great character actor hard on the heels of losing David Bowie. And now I want to draw Bowie too, in the guise of the artful Goblin King from Labyrinth.

And while I’m here, wow has it been that long since I updated my blog? A lot has happened since then, and, well, a lot hasn’t happened too, but there’ll be news to report now, so I should drop by this place again soon. Scarlett Hart, after long delays, is back on course, and it’s high time I shared more pictures from that. And I have another piece of exciting comic book news to report to, as soon as I can. So I’ll be here again soon, spring cleaning, fussing over the virtual coffee machine, and probably replacing that banner too. In the meantime, I hope everyone’s 2016 has started well, despite the awful news about Bowie and Rickman.

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