doctorow — 2013-11-26T03:31:59-05:00 — #1
singletona082 — 2013-11-26T03:36:40-05:00 — #2
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.
hubrissonic — 2013-11-26T07:57:22-05:00 — #3
same here. He is why I build steampunk'd cases here in Tokyo. Stupid cars.
steampunkbanana — 2013-11-26T11:07:33-05:00 — #4
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.
technogeekagain — 2013-11-26T11:14:07-05:00 — #5
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.
luke_stone — 2013-11-26T11:20:12-05:00 — #6
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.
jjsaul — 2013-11-26T11:51:36-05:00 — #7
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.
lightningwaltz — 2013-11-26T13:25:16-05:00 — #8
His artistic touch will last too impress many more too come. Rest in peace.
jeff_ritzmann — 2013-11-26T13:54:03-05:00 — #9
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.
raybert — 2013-11-26T13:59:57-05:00 — #10
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.
kimmo — 2013-11-27T09:51:20-05:00 — #11
doctorow — 2013-12-01T03:32:02-05:00 — #12
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