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Martin "Bucky" Cameron has passed away

04 Apr, 2018, 15:04 | Posted by: Remi | Source: AlfredJ

AlfredJ brings word of sad news: Martin "Bucky" Cameron, a name many should recognize from various LucasArts credits, has passed away. For us, he might have been best known as a Secret of Monkey Island artist and animator. Schafer tweets he, among other things, was responsible for the rather epic Voodoo Lady animation. That alone is enough to make "Bucky" an unsung hero in the Mojoverse.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: valkian | Posted 07 Apr, 2018, 15:13 | Quote
    Very sad indeed, clearly a very talented animator and artist, with a great sense of humor.
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    Comment by: Scummbuddy | Posted 06 Apr, 2018, 03:18 | Quote
    Sad news. Thank you for posting the news Mojo, and to AlfredJ for saying what I wanted to say but didn't know how.
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    Comment by: Manbrush | Posted 06 Apr, 2018, 01:36 | Quote
    RIP. That Voodoo animation is a standout moment from a game full of iconic moments.
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 04 Apr, 2018, 17:36 | Quote
    My condolences to his loved ones. As I said in that other comment, Martin was a part of all of our childhoods. He worked on games that are truly a part of the essential history of the medium, and they will always be remembered as such. There aren't a lot of people who can make that claim. I remember seeing "Bucky" in various credit sequences, and it always made me laugh. Maybe I was just an easily amused kid. But it did make me remember him. And I loved that silly/spooky Voodoo Lady animation.

    For anyone interested, here are his game credits, courtesy of Mobygames: http://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,1407/

    Work that is particularly interesting to everyone here: Martin worked on Zak, the two Indy adventure games, Monkey Island 1 (including doing the majority of the close up shots with Steve Purcell), Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, and the X-Wing/Tie Fighter games. I don't think that list is complete as I think I remember people talking about him being involved with some others as well, like Loom.

    His best credit has to be 'Nazi Trivia Research' for Indy & The Last Crusade. You can't beat that.

    Rest in peace, Bucky. Thanks for the wonderful memories.

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