For those of you who don't know who he is, Edd Gould, creator of Eddsworld, is a fellow artist and animator who tragically lost a six year long fight against cancer, leaving behind many friends, family and fans who he gave up a lot for. He was one of the many inspirations I had that led me to my yet unfulfilled interest in animation and a concentration on comedy, and was one of those artists who proves that your art doesn't have to be absolute realism, or even close to it, to be good. He was a great guy, really friendly, giving and always ready to give an aspiring artist or animator some advice to help guide them on their way. I didn't know him personally, or even talk to him much online, but I certainly never had anything negative to say about him-nor did anyone else who he spent time with, either online or in real life. Even after finding out about his cancer, he refused to give up animating, even giving up business and show opportunities that he knew would take away time from the work his fans loved, and that he loved to do. He did what a lot of people can only hope to aspire to-and no matter what held him back, even a life threatening illness, he never gave up.
The youtube announcement is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkEvbOsr138
Rest in peace, buddy-we're going to miss you.