Brett Ewins may be best remembered for his work on 2000AD, drawing strips such as Bad Company, Judge Anderson, Judge Dredd and Rogue Trooper, working with creators such as Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy. He also created the series Skreemer with Milligan and Steve Dillon.
But with Dillon, he also created the music and comics magazine Deadline, launching Tank Girl and bringing comic book creators and musicians together like never before. Gorillaz is very much his legacy, as is his strong influence on modern street art.
His recent work, far more personal, and dealing with a nervous breakdown, was published by Cybrosia Publishing. Bleeding Cool also reported on a recent brush with the law which saw him hospitalised and then jailed as a result of his condition.
This morning I was informed that Brett Ewins had passed away after a brief illness. He will be very much missed.