RIP Bob Wakelin

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RIP Bob Wakelin

Post by station » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:12 am

Bob Wakelin, artist on various games, especially those Ocean arcade conversions, has passed away. I worked in the same building as Bob years ago, and knew a lot of people who were close friends. You will be very familiar with his work if you were alive and gaming in the 80's/90's. I definitely tried at some point to duplicate his artwork at some point, and one of the reasons I got into it.

RIP Bob, you'll be missed!

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Re: RIP Bob Wakelin

Post by jdanddiet » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:06 pm

He didn't have cancer, he had Aplastic Anaemia
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Re: RIP Bob Wakelin

Post by SpecChum81 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:56 pm

Sad news :(

He was responsible for some of my personal favourite game artwork

Chase HQ
The New Zealand Story

And many more besides - Rest In Peace
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Re: RIP Bob Wakelin

Post by outdated_gamer » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:30 pm

Didn't know him personally, but Operation Wolf is a classic and that cover is ace. RIP.

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Re: RIP Bob Wakelin

Post by greenberet79 » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:35 am

RIP. His game artwork dazzled me as a child! Still get goosebumps seeing it now.
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Re: RIP Bob Wakelin

Post by Guybrush » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:50 am

Sad to hear :(

A little interesting aside - Bronty over at Nintendoage is offering $100,000 for Wakelin's original artwork for Contra, y'know in case anyone has it lying around!

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Re: RIP Bob Wakelin

Post by kiwimike » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:00 pm

RIP. Sad as time goes on to see more legends of the golden age passing.

Thoughts with friends and family.

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