At 10/23/09 04:24 PM, TomFulp wrote:
As some of you may have seen on the Stick Slayer page and MindChamber's post, NG has lost a beloved artist.
Ben Spurgin (ben-spurgin and benspurgin) made his Flash debut in 2000 and became an NG celeb with his Stick Slayer series. Ben's joy of animating was infectious and inspired many artists to follow in the same path.
Ben was back at it almost a decade later, with Stick Slayer IX on the way. He was only 31.
Our thoughts are with Ben's Mom and family. Losing a loved one is never easy.
So sad to have to lose a loved one so tragically for any family and friends especially coming up to holidays when it's the time of year to take a little time off from our hectic work lives, school/college or even military deployment to spend some precious moments to reconnect with those we love.
I intend for NG to last the next 100 years!
May future NG leaders who get the torch (welder?) passed down to them (be they Fulp or otherwise) continue to reach ever higher new-grounds; discovering/saluting the unique independent animators, musicians, programmers and artists/writers with each passing year.
Although many NG users ultimately move along they will always leave an impact, however big or small with their contributions to this site.
All the best to the amazing NG team as 2009 slowly begins to wrap up!
What wonderful surprises can we NG users except to see in 2010?
I know I will be logged in to find out!