By Emir Pasanovic
Edvin Biukovic, “Eddy” (22 Jun 1969 – 5 Dec 1999) is still well remembered in the comic book circles both in his home Croatia and internationally, for his amazing published work and devotion to quality visual storytelling in all shapes and sizes. Even though his career was cut far too short 15 years ago today, visiting and re-visiting his published work (Grendel Tales: Devils and Deaths, and Devil’s Choices; Star Wars: The Last Command, and X-Wing Rogue Squadron: the Phantom Affair; Human Target) should be a must.
[Tribute by Duncan Fegredo]
As far as how this sad anniversary is being observed, nobody can put it better than his best friends on the official FB “Tribute to Eddy” album:
15 years ago today, Eddy left us. To commemorate this day, we asked Eddy’s friends and fellow artists to draw a tribute to the man who was and remains an inspiration to every comic artist who came across his work. We ask you to share this post via Facebook, Twitter and similar media and help keep Eddy’s memory alive, as well as bring his work to the attention of those still unfamiliar with it. Eddy earned it.
Make sure to visit throughout the day for all the artwork that will arrive late, and also like the Fan Page where you can find scans of some original, never before seen art by Eddy.
Here’s a gallery of some of the tribute art so far: