In Memoriam: Edmund Bagwell 1966-2017

A tribute to the Cradlegrave and Indigo Prime artist, who has died of cancer, aged 50.

1 year ago

This week we, along with so many creators and fans, were devastated to hear the news that artist Edmund Bagwell has passed away.

Edmund died of pancreatic cancer in Seoul, South Korea, at the age of 50 on Tuesday.

Getting his first professional work at Brett Ewins and Steve Dillon's Deadline magazine in 1988, Edmund worked for Marvel UK on series such as Black Axe and Motormouth before moving on to work for 2000 AD.

After a stunning debut in the Judge Dredd Mega-Special in 1992 under the name Edmund Kitsune, he went on to produce breathtaking and inimitable work on The Ten-Seconders, Cradlegrave, Tharg's Future Shocks, and Indigo Prime.

Everyone at 2000 AD is deeply saddened to have lost an incredible talent at such a relatively young age. We shall miss Edmund very much and our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

For more details about Edmund's life and work, visit Down The Tubes' tribute >>

His family have asked that donations be made to Pancreatic Cancer UK in Edmund’s memory.

As a fond reminder of Edmund's unique style and in tribute to him, we present his first work for 2000 AD - a story he drew with Richard Preston for the Judge Dredd Mega-Special 1992, written by John Wagner: