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RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby G. K. Zhukov » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:51 am

Sad news: Traveller artist Andrew Boulton passed away last August 11.

http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discus ... hp?t=27155

He will be missed. :(
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby dmccoy1693 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:56 am

Oh wow. Sad news indeed. My condolences to those close to him.
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Postby GamerDude » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:46 am

Ditto here from the Pacific NorthWest.
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby Stainless » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:28 am

The e-mail to Marc states he suffered from "muscular atrophy". In addition it looks like he was on his Facebook page on the day he died. Thus, it suggests he suffered some sort of heart attack. Very sad, but probably quick. Who will fill his shoes?
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby Vile » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:39 am

Andrew has been suffering from various chronic illnesses the entire time I knew him through the internet (since around 2005 or so) and, to my knowledge, for some considerable time before that. We didn't see eye-to-eye on some things, but we collaborated on some great projects over the years. The Traveller community has lost an influential member, and many of us have lost a friend even if we only knew him through the internet. :(
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby alex_greene » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:30 am

Thanks for letting us know. I had to dig up my old CoTI account details to log on to their site to offer my condolences. I've heard the name "Andrew Boulton" in connection with Traveller for so long.

August was a bad month. Huge mortality, notable figures dying everywhere. Harry Harrison, Joe Kubert, Tony Scott, William Windom, Neil Armstrong (and it looks like September's taking up the slack already, with the passing of Michael Clarke Duncan). Among all those passing away, we lost one of our own. The Traveller rpg community is much diminished.
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby Sturn » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:31 am

Rest in peace Andrew.

Who else (other then Andrew) was involved with making the Traveller calendars? It would be nice for these to continue and at least a portion of the proceeds to go to Andrew's family somehow.
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby Jame Rowe » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:30 pm

G. K. Zhukov wrote:Sad news: Traveller artist Andrew Boulton passed away last August 11.

http://www.travellerrpg.com/CotI/Discus ... hp?t=27155

He will be missed. :(
This is very sad news. I wish he hadn't died. My condolences for his close ones as well.


August 11 is also my birthday and I'd rather have met him in person that day.
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby Fovean » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:05 pm

Rest in Peace, Mr. Boulton. You will be missed.
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby SSWarlock » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:36 pm

In case anyone has missed them, some of Andrew's many incredible Traveller-related achievements were videos he made as well as the being the mind behind the Traveller calendar. They can be found on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/aboulton/videos and http://www.traveller3d.com/calendar/index.htm respectively.

His website is also at http://www.traveller3d.com/

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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby F33D » Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:51 pm

Very sad. I always enjoined his art. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby Airlock14 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:31 pm

Sturn wrote:Rest in peace Andrew.
Who else (other then Andrew) was involved with making the Traveller calendars? It would be nice for these to continue and at least a portion of the proceeds to go to Andrew's family somehow.
I have suggested elsewhere that we do a Andrew Boulton memorial calendar for this year. Maybe it could just feature his work - there is certainly enough of it. Profits could go to either his family or a relevant charity to do with his illness.
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby Golan2072 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 7:47 pm

Very sad news indeed. :cry:
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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby middenface » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:11 pm

Airlock14 wrote:
Sturn wrote:Rest in peace Andrew.
Who else (other then Andrew) was involved with making the Traveller calendars? It would be nice for these to continue and at least a portion of the proceeds to go to Andrew's family somehow.
I have suggested elsewhere that we do a Andrew Boulton memorial calendar for this year. Maybe it could just feature his work - there is certainly enough of it. Profits could go to either his family or a relevant charity to do with his illness.
Aye very sad and we were born the same year.

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Re: RIP Andrew Boulton

Postby nats » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:50 am

Really liked Andrew Boulton's videos on YouTube about Traveller RPG, he was very talented. Very sorry to hear that he has died. RIP a great Traveller fan.
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