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It’s one thing to hear about celebrity death in the media. It’s another thing to hear about someone whose work actually mattered to you passing away.

Such is the case with British comedian Rik Mayall. One of the projects Mayall was best known for was the television series “The Young Ones.” The program only lasted for two seasons on the BBC, but became an instant cult classic worldwide.

Since Rik Mayall’s death, I’ve spent time watching “The Young Ones” all over again, from start to finished. I’ve always been a huge fan of the series, and of Mayall’s work. On his long resume includes “Bottom”, “Filthy Rich and Catflap”, “The New Statesman” and the 1991 film “Drop Dead Fred.”

It was suggested that a blog post should be done in his honor, so I obliged. Below are two illustrations done last night.

British comedian Rik Mayall, who was best known as Rick from the television show 'The Young Ones.' Pen sketch by Michele Witchipoo.

British comedian Rik Mayall, who was best known as Rick from the television show ‘The Young Ones.’ Pen sketch by Michele Witchipoo.

British comedian Rik Mayall as Rick from The Young Ones. Illustration by Michele Witchipoo. June 2014.

British comedian Rik Mayall as Rick from The Young Ones. Illustration by Michele Witchipoo. June 2014.

I’m not really crazy about the first one, but it’s posted anyway. The second one was more of an experiment, using pen then coloring in Photoshop. Both need more work, but I wanted to post something in Mayall’s honor.

 

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