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I read today that Jeffrey Jones - Link died back in May … seems like all my heroes are coming to an end, Frazetta, Dave Stevens … now Jones.
Apparently he died from complications from emphysema (whatever that means) and was 67 years old … not all that old when you stop and think about it.
I know he had a tough go of it though, I remember reading about the nervous break downs, homelessness and of course the whole gender reassignment thing.
Well what can you say, the guy was a true artist and like most all of us, its tough enough just mastering that one thing … you can’t expect us ‘not’ to suck at life too.
Anyway I spent many nights pouring over Jeffery Jones’s work. Studying his every brush stroke, trying to learn how to be myself, the way he was already himself (In other words trying to figure out how to be original)
He’s one more master that I owe another great debt.
Take care Jeffery Jones, my prayers go with you
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