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# :(

was looking up tony hart stuff yesterday for an idea i had, so bit of a strange and sad start to sunday..
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:32, archived)
# RIP
Tony, you made me love drawing and being creative, and I thank you for that. But can I get my picture back that I sent you in 1986?
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:34, archived)
# Very expressive and obviously sad.
Good image.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:34, archived)
# ta
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:38, archived)
# Good choice.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:42, archived)
# Very well done.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:43, archived)
# Very good
And congrats on instant FP...
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:46, archived)
# what the...
...huh.
my first one of thoughs, thank you person who decides that.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:58, archived)
# omg that is heartbreaking and beautiful
bye tony.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:47, archived)
# I was thinking of doing something very similar.
He was a real inspiration to me when I was young. He was a man who loved art and enjoyed himself. He made growing up not seem so bad - if you could be his age and still love being creative it meant that adult life couldn't all be boring.

I think it was watching Morph, with it's cheap production values, that inspired me to get into animation. It showed me that you didn't have to have amazing skills to be able to produce something that others could enjoy, you just had to have a bit of heart in it (no pun intended). From this, you could say that his inspiration planted a lot of the seeds of who I am today.

A sad loss for us all, and my thoughts are with his family, but his sense of fun and his influence most certainly won't be forgotten.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:50, archived)
# Well said.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:29, archived)
# ^This muchly.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:53, archived)
# Couldn't put it better
So I won't
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:50, archived)
# *sniff*
Also: *click*
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:51, archived)
# First Postgate, now Hart...
:(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 14:54, archived)
# It's a bad time to be a venerable and much loved children's entertainer.
How's Johnny Ball feeling these days? :/
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:01, archived)
# Noooo! Don't say that!
Hart made art fun.
Ball made maths fun.
Postgate made demonically-possessed Welsh trains and toys fun.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:08, archived)
# Click
It's a fitting tribute that a simple picture like this can express the emotion better than any number of words.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:05, archived)
# RIP Mr Hart
:(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:11, archived)
# Yep,
very sad news. Rest in peace old chap.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:24, archived)
# Genuinely sad news.
Taught myself to draw growing up watching him. And of course Rolf. They'd better not take him too...

lovely pic too.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:27, archived)
# Terrible news.
There should be a black border round all of b3ta today, I reckon.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:28, archived)
# Nice idea
I second it.

I mean, I think it's a good idea. I'm not suggesting that I want two black borders. That would be stilly.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 22:51, archived)
# Oh my :(
I didn't know, i've been away... :(

Brilliant picture.

I feel all sad now :(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:40, archived)
# Thank you
for that lovely picture.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:42, archived)
# :(
Great pic.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:49, archived)
# :(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:55, archived)
# Wonderful
I came to b3ta.com to see what tribute there was to Tony Hart, and was pleased to see this on the FP.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 15:58, archived)
# ^this
exactly what I did
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 8:01, archived)
# beautiful
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 16:00, archived)
# You can send in your tributes to to Tony Hart to the BBC
but I'm afraid they cannot return them...
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 16:01, archived)
# hahahaha
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 17:23, archived)
# fab :(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 16:08, archived)
# :'(

Tony Hart was the reason that I picked up a crayon in the first place back when he did [i]Vision On[/i].
A national Treasure and a Legend.

Excuse me. I'm welling up.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 16:24, archived)
# Wonderful picture
and a loss to the world.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 16:41, archived)
# A sad loss
Tony Hart will always be an inspiration.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 16:54, archived)
# RIP Tony
The worlds a better place for your having been here.

I'm slightly curious about the "Contact Tony" option on the bottom of his website though...
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 17:08, archived)
# Ta ta
Tony.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 17:13, archived)
# I think its time to try getting the Tony Hart Gallery open at the National again
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 17:32, archived)
# I've alwax ys thought of b3ta as
a gallery we could all send our stuff to as adults.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 17:58, archived)
# ^ this
and the above.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 18:06, archived)
# Yes exactly :)
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 23:08, archived)
# My thoughts too
All my childhood heroes are dropping off...

Just Johnny Ball left : (
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 10:35, archived)
# as usual i get my news from B3ta
:'(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 17:55, archived)
# morph
..and what was the white one called?...
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 18:22, archived)
# Chaz
.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 18:29, archived)
# Superb!
Im actually moved. Farewell TH - and thanks for all those wonderful childhood memories.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 18:31, archived)
# That is quite simply
a wonderful tribute.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 18:51, archived)
# Very suitable tribute ms morbo
*click*

Tony Hart made the world a better place he will be missed.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 19:21, archived)
# aww
RIP Tony
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 19:27, archived)
# Rip Mr Hart
Genuinely wonderful Bloke
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 19:30, archived)
# I can't look at this
Without a tear coming to my eye. Tony Hart is the reason my brother and myself are into art and graphics as much as we are. :(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 19:53, archived)
# That's beautiful
Thanks Ms Morbo for putting it so well. I've been checking the b3ta board since i saw news of his death and i'm glad you've got the FP. We all owe him a debt of gratitude. Morph gave me a love of stop motion animation that's made me the animanga i am today.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:00, archived)
# That actually makes me well up a bit.
Great tribute.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:01, archived)
# 11.5/10
Woo yay, excellent FP :)
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:41, archived)
# Can't expand on all of the above.
A simple and fitting tribute to an inspirational and genuinely passionate man.
*hears 'Leftbank' inside head.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:47, archived)
# R.I.P. Mr Hart
You were my earliest inspiration and led me into the field of professional Graphic artist


My hero :(
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 20:53, archived)
# Aw
poor morph. RIP Tony Hart. That makes me well up a bit.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 21:04, archived)
# Bye Tony
Thanks for everything
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 21:21, archived)
# Lovely
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 21:46, archived)
# Awww no
I was just watching Charlie Brooker and his review of childrens tv - esp Oliver Postgate. Only now I can realise the brilliant simplicity of it all and how they both got it so right - Hart and Postgate, utter legands. B3ta wouldnt exist without them and then the world would be just rock and water.
(, Sun 18 Jan 2009, 22:36, archived)
# Buggeration
Childrens TV still needs kindly uncles, dammit, instead of neon tosspots.

Even if some of them lied when they said all children could draw - I was living proof...
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 0:28, archived)
# *does a Morph wave* bye Tony
inspiration to many, he will be missed
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 1:22, archived)
# great picture
/sad
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 1:31, archived)
# bye bye Mr.Hart
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 1:58, archived)
# If there was only one thread on the board today I would be happy it be this one.
Hope the oil and ink is great up there Tony.
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 9:05, archived)
# What? No...*checks BBC*
I didnt know....the world is a worse place for his passing.
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 9:45, archived)
# :(
All of the above. A bloody lovely man who started the drawing spark in me. Much missed.
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 12:25, archived)
# Bye Tony
Sadly missed. Many fond memories
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 12:28, archived)
# Hartbroken
This man opened up my creativity, much like many others who have posted here and, I am sure, thousands besides. I've never been great with pen and paper but he certainly helped get me where I am with photography. I also admired his calm, a rare person who was almost permanently at peace with the world.

Farewell, Sir. The world is a little greyer without your colour.
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 13:24, archived)
# Shiiiiiiiit
will there be any fine British animators left
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 13:35, archived)
# A National Treasure
A great, great loss.

Celebrate the great works of Tony by acquiring an mp3 of The Gallery Theme and playing it quietly at your workplace. They'll all be humming it for weeks :-)

Update: you can find it here thanks to the Beeb

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/7837849.stm
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 15:53, archived)
# That is utterly fantastic
You've earned a click from me.
(, Mon 19 Jan 2009, 19:59, archived)