Friday, August 15, 2008

Carlos Meglia is Dead



This is a very sad day for me. What a fucked up and unfair world this is, Meglia is dead and Dick Cheney is still alive.

If you are a cartoonist and don't know who Carlos Meglia was, you should find out. To me he was the father of style in comics and animation, sounds like an exaggeration, which I'm prong to from time to time, but it is not. Meglia was more substance than style, but his flair was legendary, he infused personality in everything he drew. This so called comic art world will never be the same without him. May he rest in peace.

Mierda! Me pudre que te hayas ido tan pronto, me duele saber que hay miles de dibujos que nunca llegaremos a ver y que tu enorme contribución al arte se quede trunca, habiendo cuanto infeliz hijodeputa que no aporta nada más que miseria a este llamado género humano, que de humano tiene muy poco. Te vamos a extrañar y espero portarme bien en lo que me queda para poder encontrarte algún dia y hacer ese libro aquel que planeamos con tus maravillosos dibujos. Que descanses.

24 comments:

Rafael Macías Cañizares said...

Le echaremos de menos :(

acardart said...

humberto ramos reminds me an awful lot of him (since carlos came first). Said to say i never knew his work before he died, R.I.P. :(

ShojinStudios said...

Wow, one never knows who's coming or going, but I hope he will be in peace where ever he is. He's a great artist, at least his art will live on!

Tom said...

Meglia was one of the best. It is a shock to here he passed, may he rest in peace.

Raghu G said...

he is a great Argentinean artist !!

king of styles.


may God bless him to rest in peace.

Oscar Grillo said...

Que perdida carajo!
Tenes razon, hermano, jugando esta partida vamos perdiendo a lo loco. Los creadores estan cayendo como moscas y los destructores se multiplican y engordan. Que gran cagada!

RobSchwager said...

ahhhh shit.... That sucks.

Sorry man.

artgeek12 said...

I remember picking up the TPB of Star Wars: Underworld and falling in love with his artwork. Loved seeing his work guest penciling Spyboy too. It's sad to hear artist leave us during the prime of their life. He will be missed.

Chad said...

Lord bless your journey amigo.

Dalman said...

Todos lo vamos a extrañar.....
Yo estoy orgulloso de ser argentino como Carlos, un artista sin limites ni fronteras, y cuyo arte perdurara por siempre.

GOGOPEDRO said...

OH man.....

THAT SUCKS..... UNFORTUNATE NEWS indeed. I also wish we could get rid of Cheney instead.

More art!!, less crappy politicians!!

All my best go out to Carlos' family and loved ones.

P

Nichea said...

Lucio: Lo conocí a mediados de los 90's. Viajé a Buenos Aires con mi carpeta y me recibió en su estudio, aunque estaba trabajando en alguna de sus historietas, Cibersix o Irish Coffee. Fue el primer pro que conoci. En esos años de crisis, habituales en estas pampas crueles, conocer a un profesional del dibujo en funciones, fué mágico. Sus logros alimentaron las ilusiones de otros artistas en este país, y su talento marco un estilo. Bruce Tim, Humberto Ramos, Jeff Matsuda, unos cuantos bah, se tienen que sentir un poco huérfanos. Cheney esta muerto aunque viva mil años, Meglia no muere más. Saludos, Nichea.

SalBa Combé said...

Apenas nos habiamos quitado el brazalete negro por la muerte de Weringo y Turner, y ahora se va otro de los grandes. Echaré de menos su trabajo así como su estilo tan personal. Que descanse en paz que ya trabajo mucho y muy bien durante tantos años.

Mr. Hawthorne said...

The world is worse off without him.

Mike

13toon's said...

i just came home from vacation to hear that the great one had past away. it hurts my heart to hear that, we have had talks about him and his work and how much of a fan we are. R.I.P.

Kevin Levell said...

I'm ashamed to say I wasn't familiar with his work until now...

A very sad loss of another true genius.

Milan Rubio said...

Qué pena!
Mundo injusto, que se lleva tan pronto a los que no debe!
Meglia, un superclase, te echamos de menos.
Respeto.

DAN-VAN-COOL said...

See ya Saturday man!

Bobby Chiu said...

It was great hangin out with you Alberto! Hope you had a great time in Toronto.

Yaxin said...

muchissima pena senti al conorcer la noticia.

fernando said...

Hola, soy un ilustrador español, me gustaría enseñaros mi trabajo.
http://www.fernandovicente.es/
Tengo editados un libro y una baraja de pinups.

COMIKXGUY said...

one of my all time favorites

:(

tribute book?

does he have any artbooks in the US?

Roukse said...

Is there the same characters as Crisse?

http://bdphiles.free.fr/illustrations/illustrations.php3?cdauteur=CrisseD&n=Crisse&p=Didier

Gael said...

You're right, the characters on the picture were drawn By didier Crisse.
Carlos Meglia worked with him on the comicbook "Canari"