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Sad news via The Forbidden Planet International Blog:

Belgian rock illustrator and cartoonist Guy Peellaert (previously profiled here) passed away on Monday, November 17th after a serious heart failure. He was 74 and still hard at work, creating a series of ten portraits of Belgian rock musicians for the Belgian media weekly Focus Knack.


Even if you don’t know his name, Peellaert’s pop art style was much imitated, and his comic, PRAVDA (a panel is above), was highly influential.

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