Sonic The Comic Artist Nigel Dobbyn Has Passed Away At The Age Of 56

Sonic The Comic Artist Nigel Dobbyn Has Passed Away At The Age Of 56

by August 31, 2019 2 comments

You’ve probably heard the news by now, but if you haven’t, there’s been some sad news that came out today.

Nigel Dobbyn, best known in the Sonic community as an artist for the UK’s Sonic The Comic 90s comic book series who made frequent appearances at the Summer of Sonic convention, has passed away at the age of 56. No cause of death was provided.

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  1. Greatsong
    #1 Greatsong 31 August, 2019, 04:43

    Thats really sad, my thoughts goes to his family. Rest in Peace Nigel Dobbyn.
    I’m not all that familar with the STC series but from what I remember seeing earlier it looked good.

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  2. The Shield
    #2 The Shield 31 August, 2019, 14:08

    Though I live in the USA, I was able to get my hands on a cardboard box filled with nearly 100 issues of Sonic the Comic when I was in high school. The level of eclectic artistry in those Fleetway comics was awesome, and pages felt like explorations of how to express the Sonic and expanded SEGA worlds through varying artistic disciplines rather than just simple visualizations of plot. Luckily, much of Nigel Dobbyn’s Knuckles work was represented in my assortment of issues, and I was intrigued by Knuckles stoic expressions and metallic necklace. Both Dobbyn and his talent will be sorely missed.

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