UPDATE 29th July: more sad news
GOSH are reporting on their Facebook that Martin Skidmore has died.
Tributes are being paid over at Martin’s Facebook page.
Freaky Trigger has more information and an obituary, reporting that he died earlier today.
R.I.P. Martin Skidmore (1959-2011)
Saw this on Bug Powder this morning:
“Sad News from FA Online: FA’s editor and long term stalwart of UK comics fandom Martin Skidmore is seriously ill with terminal cancer. He’s presently in University College Hospital and is unlikely to be getting better.
“Martin has contributed a huge amount to the British comics scene as editor of Worlds Collide, the original FA, Trident Comics and much more. He’s been an inspiration to many and a good friend to lot of us.
“FA is going to take a hiatus for a while, so there won’t be any new articles for the next couple of weeks or so, but if you’d like to send him a message you can add a comment here: http://comiczine-fa.com/no-category/messages-for-martin-skidmore/.”
Can we just add our thoughts to those already, and wish Martin all the best. I’d like to thank Martin for his years of service to the UK comics medium and industry. In particular, his work at Trident Comics (’89-’92) that included one of my favourite comics – Grant Morrison and Paul Grist’s St Swithin’s Day. He was responsible for many things, not the least of which is publishing Mark Millar’s first work; Saviour.