Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ismael Roldan- R.I.P

(self-caricature of Ismael)

This morning I discovered that my good friend Ismael Roldan has passed away. He was 45. I don't know the details of his death, but it has been confirmed on the ISCA forum where I first read the news. This is a very sad day. I only met him in person for the first time last year at the ISCA convention, and I am distraught that I will not get to meet him in person again. Since the convention, we have corresponded via email and telephone, sharing advice and experiences, and I was looking forward to a long friendship with him.


This is a sketch he drew of me whilst I drew him at the convention:


This is a terrible loss for the caricature world, he will be sorely missed! RIP Ismael!






8 comments :

TRIANA said...

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LarsER Arts said...

Yes we are the same age you and me, and I can't beleive I will not be able to met him either. I pray his family is ok and Ismael Roldan is great loss to our of a master artist!

Nelson Santos said...

What? How? So sad when i read your words Paul that i can believe it. I have been in touch with him as well and i considered him one amazing person still in awe for such a loss. I regret myself for not meeting him in person. RIP Ismael.

Anonymous said...

I am a close family friend of Ismaels. If anyone is interested in attending his wake it will be held on 09/19/09 from 2 to 5pm at 491 MAMARONECK AVE WHITE PLAINS, NY 10605. Help spread the word. Thanks

David op De Beeck said...

That's terrible news, such a great artist, I've always admired his work.

Claudia said...

Thank you guys for your words. It is a great loss to the family and to the world. Such an awesome human being and such a telented artist! As cousins we were always in touch. I cannot believe he is not with us anymore! R.I.P. my sweet brother. I love you and will see you in heaven.

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