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H.R. Giger, Alien Artist and Designer, Dead at Age 74

Soulskill posted about 4 months ago | from the rest-in-peace dept.

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M3.14 writes: "H. R. Giger, the Swiss artist and designer of Ridley Scott's Alien, has died, aged 74. Hans Rudolf 'Ruedi' Giger sustained injuries caused by a fall, Swiss newspaper Neue Zuercher Zeitung has reported (link in German — English summary available). The terrifying creature and sets he created for Ridley Scott's film earned him an Oscar for special effects in 1980. In the art world, Giger is appreciated for his wide body of work in the fantastic realism and surrealistic genres. Film work was just one of his talents. Giger is also known for his sculptures, paintings and furniture. The H.R. Giger Museum, inaugurated in the summer of 1998 in the Château St. Germain, is a four-level building complex in the historic, medieval walled city of Gruyères. It is the permanent home to many of the artist's most prominent works."

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RIP (5, Interesting)

TWX (665546) | about 4 months ago | (#46991471)

Rest in Peace, creepy-as-hell man...

Re:RIP (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46991883)

Bah, only crazy people liked him anyway.

Re:RIP (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46991885)

Just a few short comments on your code:

Separation of concerns:
You should separate functionality into different parts. Currently your main method does everything. For small applications like this, that may not be a problem, but as soon as you have larger applications, it becomes more and more unpractical.

You should thus extract your "logic" into a method:

private static int countSuccessiveZeros(int[] values) {
      int maxLength = 0;
      int tempLength = 0; //.... // Looping here
      return maxLength;
}

Now if you wanted to not count zeros, but twos, you could simply modify the code to the following:

private static int countSuccessive(int[] values, int target) {
      int maxLength = 0;
      int tempLength = 0; //Your loop here, instead of 0 use target to compare
      return maxLength;
}

This also makes your main-method more readable:

public static void main(String[] args) {
      int[] values = {1, 2, 0, 0, 2, 4, 0, 2, 0, 0, 0, 5, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 7, 0};
      int successiveZeros = countSuccessive(values, 0);
      System.out.println("Maximum number of consecutive zeros : " + successiveZeros);
}

Naming:
Very nice, a compliment. Your variable names are short, clear, descriptive and follow Java conventions (camelCase). Keep it up ;)

Re:RIP (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992825)

He can finally do just that. Too bad the rest of us just lost his remaining dreams.

Re:RIP (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46999709)

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/25hw83/in_the_name_of_the_father_the_son_and_hr_giger_i/

Coffins are vaguely phallic. (5, Funny)

i kan reed (749298) | about 4 months ago | (#46991477)

I suspect Geiger can appreciate one more morbid, vaguely phallic shape as he's laid to rest.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (4, Insightful)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 4 months ago | (#46991613)

Anyone who modded this Troll is completely unfamiliar with his work.

Many of the things he painted were either full of phallic forms or just actual phalluses.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46991911)

Many of the things he painted were either full of phallic forms or just actual phalluses.

That was just a Phallucy.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (2)

F34nor (321515) | about 4 months ago | (#46992225)

My favorite is the whole wall of creepy baby penis hybrids. Followed closely by the tentacle-porn bio mechanical double penetration shots.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992631)

A lot of his truly frightening monster designs were vaginal looking too.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 3 months ago | (#46993371)

A lot of his truly frightening monster designs were vaginal looking too.

"Life imitates art far more often than art imitates life"

              Oscar Wilde

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (2)

tippe (1136385) | about 3 months ago | (#46993385)

Does that also include the "Super Vagina [break.com] " from Prometheus? Was he responsible for that? Truly disturbing...

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46994725)

If you thought that was disturbing, you should never play a game called "Prey". Vaginas and anuses are all over that thing.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 3 months ago | (#46999693)

(But seriously you should play it, because that game is a masterpiece of the FPS genre).

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46994713)

Imagine how many he truly inspired, how many did copy his work in good or bad and how far this grasp reached into your everyday life.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (2)

Pseudonym (62607) | about 3 months ago | (#46996935)

One of the few Slashdot threads where discussion of tentacle-porn biomechanoid double penetration is completely on topic.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992243)

>Many of the things he painted were either full of phallic forms or just actual phalluses.

Correct. I was a little surprised to not spot a single penis in Alien.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | about 4 months ago | (#46992347)

Check out the back of the xenomorph's head. And that was toned down from earlier concept art.

Also, the baby xenomorph.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992439)

Unless you count the face hugger.. Hell, in prometheus I had my doubts about Charlize Theron not sporting one.. There were the worm creatures.. and then of course there was the reveal of the rather 'flaccid' Mr. Weyland. That movie was full of penises.. and you were blocking them out.. could we call that "Cock Blocking"?

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

r1348 (2567295) | about 3 months ago | (#46993235)

Then watch it again.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (3, Interesting)

Zan Zu from Eridu (165657) | about 4 months ago | (#46992823)

It's not just about sex, death is just as prevalent in Giger's paintings.

His paintings look weird because they're not just art for art's sake, they are evocations of his inner demons in the literal sense also. Giger was a rather well known occultist.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (2)

jafac (1449) | about 3 months ago | (#46993199)

But sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar.
(- Sigmund Freud).

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46993819)

But sometimes, a cigar is just a penis.
(-Sigmund Freud, Probably)

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46997283)

Sigmund Freud was an incestuous faggot. Why else was he constantly thinking about cocks and fucking his own mother?

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (2)

bughunter (10093) | about 3 months ago | (#46994869)

sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar

And sometimes, it's a face full of alien wing-wong [vgcats.com] .

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992067)

Forget the coffin, I was trying to imagine what the obelisk / monolith / tombstone would look like / be made of...

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992081)

It's Giger, not Geiger.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

i kan reed (749298) | about 4 months ago | (#46992987)

Thank you. Sorry for the mistake.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (2)

Richy_T (111409) | about 3 months ago | (#46995395)

It's OK. It doesn't count.

Re:Coffins are vaguely phallic. (1)

Rhymoid (3568547) | about 3 months ago | (#46993219)

Every kid knows that! [youtube.com]

Aliens (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46991523)

A moment of silence please. I can't think of another artist who's had such a profound visual influence on sci-fi culture.

Re:Aliens (5, Funny)

i kan reed (749298) | about 4 months ago | (#46991549)

In space, everyone can hear your moment of silence.

Syd Mead (1)

tekrat (242117) | about 4 months ago | (#46991785)

Syd Mead dude! I can think of one other artist. Hrrrrm... And Ralph McQuarrie.

Re:Syd Mead (1)

xclr8r (658786) | about 3 months ago | (#46993347)

Phillip Drulliet too. His pieces were pretty trippy and heavily detailed sci-fi inspired work. Think Adam Warlock meets Aliens.

Here is a google image search - http://goo.gl/zlw7bl [goo.gl]

Re:Aliens (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992305)

of course, being contemporary and associated with a monster-hit series of movies, he is pretty well known, even among non-sci fi fans...
HOWEVER, as an old-school sci fi fan, i would put other names from the 'golden age' on the list:
frank kelly freas, for one... i have a bunch of his prints, and the one over my desk -the gulf between- is simply a classic...
of course, he had plenty of skin-tight suited space babes being menaced by BEM's...

Oh... and (1)

tekrat (242117) | about 3 months ago | (#46993505)

And, Moebius, Chris Foss, Derek Meddings. I know that last one might generate some controversy, as Derek's known more as a special effects guy, but his designs for vehicles (particularly for Gerry Anderson productions) were 30 years ahead of their time.

Still, gonna miss Mr. Creepy. Giger did some incredible work, especially for the Dune film that never got made.

Re:Oh... and (1)

nojayuk (567177) | about 3 months ago | (#46993691)

Chris Foss is still around, in fact he's Artist Guest of Honour at this year's Worldcon [loncon3.org] in London.

Re:Oh... and (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46995507)

WOOT!

I wonder if Mike Dawson killed him (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46991533)

I mean, he denies murdering Rita but we all know he did it.

Re:I wonder if Mike Dawson killed him (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992251)

Whoosh @ idiot mods

in the immortal words of giger (5, Funny)

nimbius (983462) | about 4 months ago | (#46991537)

"I'll pedal a bicycle made out of nightmares, straight up your ass"
--H.R. Giger, Probably.

Re:in the immortal words of giger (4, Funny)

Richy_T (111409) | about 4 months ago | (#46991737)

I doubt the veracity of that as it doesn't specify a penis shaped bicycle.

Dude, it's going UP HIS ASS... (1)

Xaedalus (1192463) | about 3 months ago | (#46993607)

You don't need a penis-shaped bicycle, just a bicycle made out of nightmares shoving up through your sphincter. If that's not penile fantasy, I don't know what is.

Re:in the immortal words of giger (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46993903)

My nightmares consist solely of penises. Therefore, it worked for me.

Re:in the immortal words of giger (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46993669)

Can't find that anywhere but your post. Citation Please! I really want to believe.

RIP HRG (4, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46991555)

It's a terrible day... the last non-hack artist involved in horror fiction and sci-fi has passed on. While Giger isn't taken too seriously in the fine art world he's certainly worthy of their attention. Too bad he'll likely be mostly remembered as a graphic pop artist.
 
Rest well, old boy.

Will his fame last? (2)

CRCulver (715279) | about 4 months ago | (#46991563)

I first really encountered Giger's art when I was collecting the Taschen "Basic Art" series of short full-colour introductions to various artists. There's a Giger one [amazon.com] . Frankly, I think him fairly mediocre as an artist for traditional gallery exhibition. Limited range and repetitive concerns. However, he definitely made an incredible contribution to film (and LP cover art)

I do wonder how long his popularity will last after his death. He started making an institution of himself early, and there is a Giger museum in Switzerland. However, Vasarely for example did the same four decades ago and interest in him has collapsed greatly.

Re:Will his fame last? (1)

gl4ss (559668) | about 4 months ago | (#46991689)

but Vasarely is just a hack. nobody would give two shits about him now, but op art crap was mildly interesting before internet gif's. mainly because you hadn't seen it a thousand times.

and I say a hack, because gieger wasn't a hack, in the sense that it's fairly easy for anyone with modern sw to produce art that could quite easily be claimed to have been done by him. however, gieger is total opposite of that - like, out of 1000 guys who could do imitation vasarely art only 1 could do imitation gieger art, because it's a lot harder and less gimmicky in execution(even if the themes are gimmicky).

Re:Will his fame last? (1)

TWX (665546) | about 4 months ago | (#46991771)

I'd never heard of Vasarley by name until you mentioned him. Looked up some of his work and it's interesting, but a lot of it looks like what I see from semirandom mathematical functions from computer screensavers with no attribution or other credit to an artist or even a genre of art.

By contrast, Giger's work is not nearly as widely replicated or copied without attribution, and it's macabre and controversial enough that it's not widely distributed without context, it's not generally polite for mixed company without the context of either the greater work (like in a movie) or for its own intent; it's not generally casual.

Given Giger's work's inclusion in very popular movies that continue to see new developments in the franchise, I think that Giger's name will continue to be widely know, more widely known that Vasarley at least.

Re:Will his fame last? (1)

Richy_T (111409) | about 3 months ago | (#46995429)

Reminds me of one night I was up late and an animation from 1960s Russia came on. It was basically white outline squares moving in various patterns all over the screen. Clearly it was hand animated and probably was many months of work for the animator. Could have been done in an hour or two using modern techniques

Re:Will his fame last? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992161)

Vasarley certainly has a style but when I see one I don't think "Man, that HAS to be a Vasarley." I've seen knockoffs of Giger's style but I've never looked at one of them and thought "Man, that MIGHT be a Giger."
 
That's the difference.

Re:Will his fame last? (1)

grub (11606) | about 4 months ago | (#46992869)


I do wonder how long his popularity will last after his death.

Who are we talking about again?

Re:Will his fame last? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46994815)

As if you had forgotten this Alien already. ;}

Re:Will his fame last? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46993285)

I would put both Luis Royo and Boris Vallejo right up there with Giger, as far as erotic and sci-fi art is concerned.

Re:Will his fame last? (2)

vux984 (928602) | about 3 months ago | (#46994025)

Luis Royo and Boris Vallejo

soft core fantasy porn

Giger

hard core creepy sci-fi demonic mechanized rape porn

They aren't even in the same ballpark.

Re:Will his fame last? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46994771)

I take it you have never read any of the Heavy Metal magazines. If you had, you would know that they did plenty of creepy, sci-fi erotica. I'd even go as far to say that Royo and Vallejo are both technically better artists.

Not sure if trolling.... (1)

SethJohnson (112166) | about 3 months ago | (#46995531)

Limited range and repetitive concerns.

Oh, I dunno. How long has Mark Rothko's influence / popularity lasted?

Re:Will his fame last? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46995585)

Frankly, I think him fairly mediocre as an artist for traditional gallery exhibition. Limited range and repetitive concerns.

So your art degree got you into IT.
The thing is to be a "great modern artist" you have to produce crap. What is more, you have to have a sales skill and talk up the correct crap to get recognized.
As a great artist today, the likes of the dutch masters and Michael Angelo would be called kitsch or hacks or talentless fools with no vision.
These days you have to run a paint enema and splatter 10' of canvas with your fecal vision or snort paint and sneeze it back out.
Talent is driven from art programs and ridiculed by the wanna be artists who lack skill. Those with talent who make it through learn to do the good stuff at home and never let their prof's or fellow students see it.
Oh, and they charge money for these worthless degrees. Imagine the jobs you can get with one. Making fries, mowing lawns, begging on the off ramp, the sky is the limit.

Giger will be hated by the art world for a long time. He was amazing and nothing draws the art world's contempt faster.

Also RIP.. Nash the Slash (0)

ThatsDrDangerToYou (3480047) | about 4 months ago | (#46991711)

An inspiration to many.

Huffpo Canada story [huffingtonpost.ca]

Re:Also RIP.. Nash the Slash (1)

crabbz (986605) | about 4 months ago | (#46992779)

Vincent's Crows are swooping around his head. :-(

Sad ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46991899)

A movie would have occured here : Odd world [youtube.com]

Tombstone (1)

romco (61131) | about 4 months ago | (#46992021)

I bet his his tombstone will be awesome.

Re:Tombstone (2)

vandelais (164490) | about 3 months ago | (#46994409)

mostly....

Sad (2)

PPH (736903) | about 4 months ago | (#46992093)

BTW, did they ever recover the original Giger cover art for ELP's Brain Salad Surgery album?

Re:Sad (2)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 3 months ago | (#46993427)

Goddamn, he did that, didn't he? Forgot about that cover until you mentioned it. Gave me the creeps during several college mescaline / psilocybin trips. Now I'll probably flashback on that all week.

Thanks.

scifi's loss (1)

globaljustin (574257) | about 4 months ago | (#46992449)

I was sad to hear this...we've lost a great artist and designer...also: who will unscrupulous scifi concept artists going copy off of now?

People are forgetting about ... (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992545)

H.R. Geiger had a lot to do with the Fredirico De Laurentis / David Lynch version of Dune made in 1984... The beautiful set work he did on that movie was amazing, not really his darker stuff, but I could see his "organic" look in the designs of the Guild Navigators, the design of Shadaam IV's throne room space ship and the really amazing cool set design on Castle Caladan. Sand-worms and the Fremen Sietches too. I think that the Sy Fy version of Dune and Children of Dune were good but the set designs were pale comparisons to the David Lynch work. Sadly the David Lynch version took far too many creative liberties with the original story that the Sy Fy version followed the original closely on so the latter was better, but the first had a look that has not been repeated since.

I have a lot of prints of H.R. Geiger's work and he inspired me in a lot of the abstract drawing I did in art class in high school. He was like an uber gothic version of MC Escher. I totally loved his work. He will be missed. There is now a larger empty space in my black little heart.

Re:People are forgetting about ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46994199)

Giger had *nothing* to do with Lynch's Dune. He was involved in the Jodorowski version that didn't get made (and also the Ridley Scott version that didn't get made).

Re:People are forgetting about ... (1)

fightermagethief (3645291) | about 3 months ago | (#46994381)

He was chosen by Alejandro Jodorowsky, who came up with the first "Dune" screenplay. If it wasn't for Jodorowsky, we might not have seen the same "Alien". These guys brought surrealism to the mainstream.

Linux Enlightenment Alien Theme (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 4 months ago | (#46992873)

H. R. Giger will be missed.

One great thing on Linux in the 1990s was the Aliens theme on Enlightenment.
Aliens all around your windows. Transparent windows with aliens in the background.
Rather scary. I used it on a laptop for Halloween to scare the kids.

Re:Linux Enlightenment Alien Theme (1)

Monkey (16966) | about 3 months ago | (#46996671)

The Giger theme was the reason I installed E in the late 90s. It's too bad the theme was never updated for the later versions of Enlightenment.

Nightmares (1)

DoofusOfDeath (636671) | about 3 months ago | (#46993179)

I had a long phase where if I was going to have a nightmare, it typically involved having a xenomorph coming straight at me and my pulse rifle being out of ammo. I'm serious. The nightmares were rare, but seemed to correspond with days when I was feeling impotent to deal with some life problem.

You have to give it to him, his art was effective.

Re:Nightmares (1)

bughunter (10093) | about 3 months ago | (#46994961)

I kinda know how you feel.

I made the mistake of seeing Aliens in 1986 during its first run in theaters... after eating a gram of shrooms. (It was that or The Song Remains the Same for the fifth time instead.)

It's still my favorite movie of all time. Spawned my username, too. Been using it ever since.

Oblig. SuperBad (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46993183)

Seth: When I was a little kid, I kinda had this problem. And it's not even that big of a deal, something like 8 percent of kids do it. For some reason, I don't know why. I would just kinda... sit around all day... and draw pictures of dicks.
Evan: What?
Seth: Draw pictures of dicks.
Evan: Dicks? Like a man dick?
Seth: Yes. Like a man dick.

One of the most original artists of recent times (1)

necronom426 (755113) | about 3 months ago | (#46993495)

I took my online name from his Necronom IV painting. His Alien, Derelict, and many other designs are some of my favourites in film history. His work was truly original. No-one else's work I've seen is as quite as disturbing, original, and amazing as his. I've been a fan since I first saw the films. A sad loss.

Harmful Matter (2)

Col. Klink (retired) (11632) | about 3 months ago | (#46993583)

When the Jello Biafra was on trial for distributing "Harmful Matter," it was because a poster of Giger's "Penis Landscape" was included in the Frankenchrist LP (Jello Biafra actually wanted to use it as the album cover, but his bandmates rejected that idea).

Poem for H. R. Giger (1)

genocitizen (2763555) | about 3 months ago | (#46993769)

Into darkness sink all images;
God paints on the cavas of life once more.
Standing armored to fight with crest and shield,
Meanwhile the enemy blackens the field.
And the heards are dying of thirst below the blazing suns,
The ice cliff walls now flow into a little brook hissing
Into the earth, and you are fishing
Where there are no fish.
Then into the fiery abyss you dive
Where, trembling, you find that the dead are alive.
In a hell where they horribly change and swirl
As around Gorgo's head they unfurl.
Tortured, the broken eye
Stares down into hell's bubbling lye.
Your body, plowed through with the furrow of the worm,
Torn is the shell of your tower, once firm,
Struck down by a bolt of fire
As you drown in the hellish mire.
You to the surf, God calls
To the surf that breaks on His kingdom's massive walls
Where blocks that shine as the sun so fair
Shelter his original human pair.
Redeeming from His blood a new form and shape
An image that only God can create.
Into darkness sink all images,
God paints on the canvas of life.

Ernst Fuchs, Venice 1984

Re:Poem for H. R. Giger (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47003253)

lol, earnst fucks

Butthurt (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46993935)

Giger's complaint about not being credited with creating the :"Alien" art, is also the earliest recorded use of the term "buthurt".

That's it, man. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46994053)

Game over, man! Game over! What the fuck are we gonna do now?

Beware of what images you show the public (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46994159)

IMO I suspect he really 'fell' a long time ago - away from God and into the occult. May The Lord have mercy on his soul.

A talent that will be missed (1)

excelsior_gr (969383) | about 3 months ago | (#46994419)

This is really sad. I had the privilege of seeing the original Alien prop up close at a special exhibition in Frankfurt, Germany. It was a lot more than what we got a glimpse of in the movie. It had an "industrial" look and feel, quite different from the sleek Aliens in the later films. Giger experimented a lot with sexual references and the genitalia. The Alien's elongated head is a phallic reference. The alien eggs originally had a single slot on top that looked like a vulva, that he later changed into a double slot in order to make it less obvious. His work was plainly awesome and it is sad that he was not commissioned in the other films of the Alien series.

In memoriam, (1)

bughunter (10093) | about 3 months ago | (#46994887)

I hope he's gone to his personal heaven...

Because I quail from imagining what his hell might look like.

Re:In memoriam, (1)

soccerisgod (585710) | about 3 months ago | (#46997053)

Probably the same...

Face hug (1)

Neo-Rio-101 (700494) | about 3 months ago | (#46995671)

I need a face hug to console myself.
In fact, I'm also feeling sick in my stomach.

RIP (1)

msobkow (48369) | about 3 months ago | (#46995761)

Hopefully his dreams weren't haunted by imagery as strange as his paintings.

Re:RIP (1)

fistacorpse (1873964) | about 3 months ago | (#46996171)

His dreams were the inspiration for much of his work apparently. From Wikipedia: "Giger suffered from night terrors and his paintings are all to some extent inspired by his experiences with that particular sleep disorder."

RIP.

Re:RIP (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46996257)

The man suffered from chronic night terrors and insomnia. If I remember correctly, he's on record as saying that a fair amount of his inspiration came from his experiences with the sleep disorders he had to deal with.

Wow, no more H.R. Giger calendar (1)

Beeftopia (1846720) | about 3 months ago | (#46996063)

Alas. Those wall calendars were fantastic.

Best wishes in whatever comes next and thanks for the freaky art.

Darkseed: I remember him on the Amiga. (1)

HellYeahAutomaton (815542) | about 3 months ago | (#46996431)

While most of you remember him from aliens fame, Darkseed was inspirational for me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D... [wikipedia.org]

I hope you're all playing Dark Seed... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#46997425)

to commemorate.

Good night sweet prince, may your dreams be less horrifying than those you inspired in others.

I'm not saying it was aliens . . . (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 3 months ago | (#47010333)

. . . but it was aliens.

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