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Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:36 AM Reply

Oct 13th will mark the 1-year anniversary of Ben Spurgin's tragic death.

Last year we tried organizing a collaboration in tribute to Ben's contributions to Newgrounds, but as often happens with ambitious collaborations, things fell through the cracks.

Most of the artists that were involved in planning the original collaboration still wanted to do something special, so we came up with a new plan: November 5th will be the official Ben Spurgin Tribute day.

For those unfamiliar with Ben's work, he was a great example of what Newgrounds has always been about. He had very little training in art and animation, but kept raising the bar on his own work, giving us something bigger and better with each new animation. In the process he created several popular series, making him one of the forerunners for today's animators. Check out his work here.

Nov 5th was Ben's birthday and seems to be a fitting time to celebrate his life here on Newgrounds. On this day, everyone is invited to submit games, animation, art and music using Ben's characters. We're looking forward to seeing your interpretations of these classic, NG icons!


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:40 AM Reply

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:41 AM Reply

Rest in Peace


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:41 AM Reply

R.I.P Ben

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:43 AM Reply

Cool to see NG showing respect to the dead ones like this, Spurgin's work was definitley out there! Hope to see lots of good stuff on the 5'th!

R.I.P. Ben Spurgin.

Also, thumbs up PG for spending your 1337 post like this ^__^

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:47 AM Reply

R.I.P.

May your epic stick fights and geek flash videos live on.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:51 AM Reply

RIP Ben

I think it's great that you're doing this. I can't wait to see what people will do. As long as it's actually a real tribute instead of cock jokes all day.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 09:52 AM Reply

RIP, old man.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:06 AM Reply

At 9/30/10 09:36 AM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: Oct 13th will mark the 1-year anniversary of Ben Spurgin's tragic death.

It was a terrible loss, but how did he die?


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:06 AM Reply

At 9/30/10 09:36 AM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: Ben Spurgin Tribute day.

That's a pretty crappy name for that day. Just call it "Spurgin Day".
Nice initiative though. Sure he would've loved it.


A rather disgusting-looking git that should have been disposed of ages ago.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:07 AM Reply

Rest in peace man.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:11 AM Reply

rest in peace


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:12 AM Reply

I can't wait to see the results.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:13 AM Reply

Such a shame, I loved his work. Hope the collab brings some good stuff.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:23 AM Reply

RIP :'(

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:23 AM Reply

Really looking forward to the celebration! Hope a lot of people contribute..

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:27 AM Reply

Rest in peace Ben!

that day I will be on newgrounds


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:32 AM Reply

+ Rest in Peace Ben +

I know he was proud to be part of this awesome online community. We all should be.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:44 AM Reply

R.I.P Ben R.I.P Ben -_-'

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:47 AM Reply

Hope someone makes a funny animation bout his death. I could only hope someone would do that when I die.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 10:50 AM Reply

RIP :C

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:01 AM Reply

R.I.P hope your still making stick fights---wherever you are.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:04 AM Reply

At 9/30/10 10:12 AM, Makakaov wrote: I'm not trying to say you guys are late, but i have already made thread about that.

did you see wade's post in your thread?


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:04 AM Reply

Holy*u***.

Why the hell did he die, one of my favourite animators on NGs.

R.I.P

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:14 AM Reply

im actually glad to see that pyschogoldfish is making ben's day in his honor..and 5h of november..is project restoration day..hehe


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:20 AM Reply

At 9/30/10 09:40 AM, Sekhem wrote: heroin is wack kids

Fuck you!

RIP Stick Slayer

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:24 AM Reply

Sounds good, Im not sure I will be able to get something out though


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:30 AM Reply

Rip Ben. He's animating for Jesus now...


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. Sep. 30th, 2010 @ 11:32 AM Reply

Did you pass this "Day" through the right channels?

>:(