Just found out someone I considered a childhood friend died today, the science fiction artist Darrell Sweet.
I have known Darrell for 30 years. He was the father of a classmate Darrell Sweet and a huge personality. I will always remember his warm spirit and him belly flopping with his big white beard into the pool at Lenape Swim Club.
He was a huge and gentle spirit, and his art is just beautiful.
Spirits like his make this world a fuller place.
I am many, many others will miss him. I am grateful to know him.
Best wishes to his family and friends. RIP.
Here is his obitituary at Tor.com: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/12/darrell-k-sweet-1934-2011
Here is his official artist page: http://www.wix.com/darrellksweet/darrellksweet#!
And here is his son Darrell Sweet’s amazing sculpture that makes me think of Remington: http://www.sweetartwork.com/DRSArtworkPage.html
And lastly .. a list of all the covers of Darrell K Sweet: http://web.archive.org/web/20040918074704/http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?Darrell_K._Sweet