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Subatomic_Matt

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RIP James Bama
« on: April 24, 2022, 09:46:16 PM »

Sadly, it seems the great painter who we have to thank for the Aurora kit box art passed away today, just shy of his 96th birthday.

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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2022, 10:00:23 PM »
Very very sad news,   inspiration beyond belief with what he has actually done with promoting the monster craze with his superb art.

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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2022, 10:44:34 PM »
Awwwwww, very sad....





 







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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2022, 10:57:35 PM »
ho most shaped our imaginations.

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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2022, 09:34:46 AM »
There’s not too many great illustrators from that time period left. Bama was truly one of the best.
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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2022, 10:23:20 AM »
94. He lived a good life. Nothing to be sad about.
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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2022, 11:58:35 AM »
R.I.P., Mr. Bama. Great artist.
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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2022, 06:35:29 PM »
While here we know and love James Bama for the monster model box art and promo material he did for Aurora, Bama is also widely appreciated for his paperback covers, pulp magazine illustrations and Old West artwork in general:



The above is perhaps the best Frankenstein rendering I've ever seen.


























James Bama left a major mark across several genres.

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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2022, 11:00:36 PM »
The skill of his paintings is truly nothing short of amazing with covers such as these posted, and others.

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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2022, 09:01:39 PM »
Sorry I've been away, but when I heard of James Bama's passing I immediately thought of my fellow UMA Brothers in mourning. RIP Mr. Bama, your influence on an entire generation is not without merit.
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Re: RIP James Bama
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2022, 08:54:46 AM »
Aww man, was not aware of this, very sad indeed  :'(  Condolences to remaining family.

Thanks for the info Subatomic_Matt, there is all possibility I would not have known for another few months otherwise.

Still, 96 years old, would have been great if hit the century mark, but good going him for for getting as far as a did, especialy after all the crap over the last 2 years, well done Mr. Bama :)

Thanks for your amazing art Mr. B, many a Monster kit would have been half as cool without you!!

 

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