#1 By: Cory Doctorow, November 26th, 2013 03:31
#2 By: Andrew Singleton, November 26th, 2013 03:36
Holy.... Him and Van Slatt are the reason I found a forum I'd been frequenting for the better part of a decade now. Can't say I knew the guy but still. Sadness.
#3 By: HubrisSonic, November 26th, 2013 07:57
same here. He is why I build steampunk'd cases here in Tokyo. Stupid cars.
#4 By: Jeff, November 26th, 2013 11:07
A goddamned shame, we exchanged e-mails a while back when I was building a keyboard and he was incredibly helpful all the way along. A great, great guy.
#5 By: technogeek, November 26th, 2013 11:14
Ouch. Now I regret not having purchased that machine... not the dead-artist investment angle, but because I think he deserved another "ya done great" before we lost him.
The world just became a little less full of wonder.
#6 By: Luke Stone, November 26th, 2013 11:20
I haven't commented here in quite awhile. I created this login just to say that I am deeply saddened by this. He was an incredible maker, a charismatic and all around wonderful person. He inspired me, and I think he also generally pushed the 'maker culture' forward in ways that nobody else had.
I will miss him greatly.
#7 By: Jim Saul, November 26th, 2013 11:51
That is dreadful news. His breathtaking work may continue to inspire others, but I can't imagine what else he might have created given the decades more he should have had.
#8 By: Tennessee Waltz, November 26th, 2013 13:25
His artistic touch will last too impress many more too come. Rest in peace.
#9 By: Jeff Ritzmann, November 26th, 2013 13:54
What a shock. Rich and I exchanged emails after I built the first "Villanizer" steampunked guitar, he was such a kind, genuine guy. Unbelievable. Goes to show, take nothing for granted. Rest in Peace DM.
#10 By: Raybert, November 26th, 2013 13:59
Sad, really sad. He sold me on steampunk when I first thought it was just another silly idea. But his work was original, and it was art.
#11 By: Kimmoth, November 27th, 2013 09:51
#12 By: Cory Doctorow, December 1st, 2013 03:32
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