Martin Skidmore [RIP 2011]

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Been away from ILX for a long time, and this is the first news I got on my return. Shitty. Loved reading Martin's posts on virtually everything, and he put me in my place comics-wise on a few occasions. Thoughts are with those who knew and loved him IRL.

J, Saturday, 6 August 2011 19:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Martin's brother has been in touch about the funeral, here are the details for anyone who hasn't heard yet, and would like to attend. I will see you there:

I'm finally in a position to be able to confirm the funeral arrangements for
Martin. The ceremony will be held at East Finchley (a.k.a. St Marylebone)
Cemetery East End Road, East Finchley, London, N2 0RZ on Thursday 18th
August at 3:00pm. Their website showing travel information etc. is at

As per Martin's wishes it will be a humanist ceremony, no flowers please but
any donations to Macmillan Cancer Support
<>; who made a massive difference to
the quality of life Martin had over the last few months would be most
gratefully received.

Ward Fowler, Monday, 8 August 2011 18:42 (six years ago) Permalink

bump for the brits

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 9 August 2011 07:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Bump for anyone coming tomorrow.

bethnal green and baudrillard (c sharp major), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 12:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Went on vacation and realized that two of the books I brought along to read had been recommended on this board by Martin. Well, him and Rock Hardy- take care of yourself, Rock Hardy! And warm thoughts for tomorrow from here to over there

Viriconium Island Baby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 15:44 (six years ago) Permalink

I haven't been on ILXOR in years, for some reason I felt compelled to do so today, and saw this terrible news. :( Martin was such a kind, nice gentleman. Rest in peace.

Aaron W, Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:44 (six years ago) Permalink

thank you!

::tries to remember what's on the calendar for tomorrow::

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 17:48 (six years ago) Permalink

You will be chairing memorial

Viriconium Island Baby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 19:20 (six years ago) Permalink

meeting of Mississippi chapter of Martin Skidmore Appreciation Society

Viriconium Island Baby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 19:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Sorry, didn't read upthread. Now I feel foolish. I will raise my coffee cup tomorrow morning at 3pm UK time and think of Martin and comics and music, and maybe even cricket.

L.P. Hovercraft (WmC), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 19:29 (six years ago) Permalink

Don't forget The Man in the Tree, which you both liked so much.

Viriconium Island Baby (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 17 August 2011 19:38 (six years ago) Permalink

have just been at the service. tough to deal with. buzzcocks and al green. RIP Martin.

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 18 August 2011 17:35 (six years ago) Permalink

he would have chuckled at the cliche of the absurd downpour

xxx ms

LORD SUkRAT of that ilk (mark s), Thursday, 18 August 2011 21:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Sadly I wasn’t able to come because I couldn’t get off work. Thursday’s my busiest day of the week with multidisciplinary team meetings to arrange/coordinate and clinics to be run but I hope I’m doing my best, professionally, to make sure that our cancer patients receive proper treatment and care so I’ll call that my tribute to Martin. mc xx

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Friday, 19 August 2011 08:22 (six years ago) Permalink

I've been thinking about Martin all day, I hope whatever place he is in now has an awesome stash of comics and good music. RIP Martin, you were a grand fellow.

Rameses Street (Trayce), Friday, 19 August 2011 09:19 (six years ago) Permalink

LinkedIn just suggested I connect with Martin

Pizzataco Five (admrl), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 20:24 (six years ago) Permalink

If you can pull that off, I'm not giving LinkedIn as much credit as I should.

Aphex Twin … in my vagina? (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:43 (six years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

nice piece about mark millar's early work that mentions martin:

miss you, ms

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 19:35 (four years ago) Permalink

One of the best.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 19:52 (four years ago) Permalink


Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 19:53 (four years ago) Permalink

That was nice, thanks for linking that article.

The last of the famous international Greyjoys (Nicole), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 19:58 (four years ago) Permalink

I have been butting heads with a guy irl who has nothing good to say about Martin from the Trident era so this is a welcome palate cleanser. Thanks Ward.

Troughton-masked Replicant (aldo), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:50 (four years ago) Permalink

martin was lovely, friendly, generous and very open, one of the ppl who made me stick around this place when i discovered it

H in Addis, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 22:19 (four years ago) Permalink

i never interacted with him, but from reading his posts here as well as his pieces on Freaky Trigger, i could tell he was a great guy.

authentically inauthentic (Pat Finn), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 23:47 (four years ago) Permalink

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