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Harold Ramis 1944-2014 by luisdelgado Harold Ramis 1944-2014 by luisdelgado
Thanks for making our childhoods so much better :) You'll never be forgotten!

Pencils: Dan Schoening :icondanschoening:
Colors: me

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llovesrarity Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2017
Ignore that link I have on my previous comment. It's wrong. Here's the real link: fav.me/d7bcfef. Hope you enjoy the story, even though it's sad and sweet.
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llovesrarity Featured By Owner Edited May 14, 2017
Y'all should read a little fan fiction called "The Crossing-Over of Dr. Egon Spengler." (heres the link:fav.me/d7befef)It's the sweetest and saddest story I've read in my life. I even typed a little letter to Egon. After I read the story, I was crying, my heart was heavy, and I now miss and love Egon more than ever. The story's on this site. I bet after you read it, you will be crying. You almost feel like a friend to me now Egon. No really, I mean it.
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llovesrarity Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
 I just wanted to let you know: I love you Egon!!! You are my favorite Ghostbuster. I will always remember your mischievous and reckless smile, you saying "Don't cross the streams.", you attacking Peck after he shut off the protection grid, you looking into the trap,you and the guys in the hilarious painting in the second movie and many other things. I hope one day I'll get to see your spirit, and tell you how much I love you. R.I.P😥
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dreamsarmy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
I miss him so much...I can't believe that is dead. Amazing tribute for an amazing person..Good job.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It was a big shock to all of us fans, but at least I got the opportunity to say a proper thank you by being part of this team :(
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dreamweaverm Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Oh man. I teared up when I saw this. The newspaper headlines, the snacks, the mood slime, PKE meter, ghost trap, a heavily annotated Tobins Spirit Guide.... and Spengler's uniform, hanging there in the light of one lightbulb, all ready to go....

We miss you Mr. Ramis. Always.

Beautiful tribute by you and Dan.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it :) Dan loves to give every page or cover a secret life of its own, small details that make the difference
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dreamweaverm Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
The colors help too. The light from that bulb feels very warm, and comfortable and...lonely.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I always try to make my work relevant, even if it's just a little bit :)
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KairiTheValeyard Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just now I noticed the news articles based on Caddyshack and Groundhog day. If there was an Stripes or Analyze This ref added, I'd had smiled brighter than usual!
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dan loves to add all kinds of eastern eggs, this was his way of honoring not only Egon, but Ramis as well :)
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nerosand Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
First tear I've ever shed over a piece of art on this site.

Thank you
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That is the nicest thing anyone has ever said about anything I've ever done :) I'm glad you like it!
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115spartan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
sigh...we are losing great actors...

R.I.P Harold ramis
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llovesrarity Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
Maybe one day, you'll see his spirit. It would be cool the see the ghost of a Ghostbuster.
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115spartan Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
indeed lol
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The impact this man left on our childhoods and entertainment will never ever be forgotten, bravo, brother.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I completely agree, I just hope it keeps going for more generations and kids are able to enjoy it as well
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I would love to introduce GB to a modern generation with a fresh cartoon.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know! I was too young to see the movie in theaters, so I first met them through the cartoon. We need a new generation of GB fans :)
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I agree.
In an era where we could use more everyman style heroes the Ghostbusters are ideal.
At leas t once in a persons life they have met the archetypes that make up our four guys.

Ray - the enthusiast
Egon - the logical one
Peter - the skeptic
Winston - the average joe

See to me the ghostbusters are ideal for kids to not only learn of the supernatural but to also indulge in the scarey stuff with out terrifying them. In a sense you can educate a bit on culture while being entertaining. It doesn't need to be like a heavy handed education just have it produced through natural dialog like "Oh a banshee, a specter commonly located in Ireland." sure its small but hey kids now know they are Irish ghosts so its some level of folklore cultural education.

This is a franchise I had as a child, enjoyed again with Extreme Ghostbuster in my teen years and as an adult reliving those memories makes me want to do something with the franchise.
With the unfortunate passing of Harold Ramis I would feel a live action adaptation without him as Egon is regrettable.
Where as an animated show you can have voice doubles do near identical voices for the actors who had originally portrayed these characters. You can actual get Ernie Hudson back, as he does do voice over work now.

Also maybe even go into some degree of depth to certain specters and spooks really delve into some of it. Something about Danny Phantom, a cartoon I really didn't enjoy, was that despite having ghosts it didn't go into any depth about who these were as people when they were alive. That to me is a missed opportunity as you can do some much interesting stuff with these characters. Not every ghost needs a back story but heck at least give one to Slimer if he is goign to be like the GB mascot for the firehouse, otherwise why even have him. Or heck if they need a "pet" as people have often referred to Slimer as then go for liek a Ghost Dog, or something to that effect.

Also, they mentioned magic in Ghostbusters, Vigo was a sorcerer and even Ivo Shandor had some sort of knowledge of occult material. Maybe do something like bring in Kylie and make her an occultist that actual dives into a mild degree of dark arts, maybe make her like a first stage necromancer and she can do some trippy things with magic. You got 4 characters who go by tech and that is cool by perhaps add a bit of mysticism for a new generation. If we have elements like Vigo and Shandor and even the fact that they are fighting specters, shades, and ghouls then really a bit of mysticism from a ghostbuster who can perform magic isn't so far fetch to believe.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Man, you have so many important points, specially about the little cultural education and the backup story for the ghosts. And it would be really cool to add a little magic to the GB's. Anyway, all we can do is dream about new cartoons or movies, and see if somewhere in the near future we get to enjoy the guys in grey once more :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts, it was really awesome of you!
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NeroAngelus Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It was fun talking with you.
I am glad we had this conversation.
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superwalta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014   Digital Artist
That is really a nice idea. I think it would give him a little smile.
Good work
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so, that would make all the hard work worth it :)
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llovesrarity Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
I have a feeling that Egon is smiling down on you right now, giving you, Erik, and Dan inspiration for the books. Egon is probably very proud of you.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That would be great :) It's a nice thought
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llovesrarity Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
I know right. This is pretty good. I even screen shoted this.
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drtimdawg Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Well done.  RIP Mr. Ramis.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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AJ-Prime Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So long as Egon is kept going in the Ghostbusters' comics and other media, Harold Ramis will never truly be gone.

LONG LIVE THE GHOSTBUSTERS!
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well said, I know he's legacy will endure for many, many more years, Ghostbusters is too big and he's a big part of it :)
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AJ-Prime Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I didn't know you'd respond. o.o!

Sorry for taking so long to respond back. Health issues.

But yeah, Egon Spengler lives, so does Harold Ramis. :3
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SweetE Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Well done, AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL from both of you.  Makes me cry.  I hope this doesn't mean Egon is no more in the comics too.  I don't know if my heart can handle losing the actual legend, AND Egon being gone from the comic as well.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
He'll never be gone from the comics, they're timeless, so Egon will remain young and healthy for ever :)
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llovesrarity Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017
Yeah, and if that happened, I wouldn't be happy. Mostly because Egon's my favorite Ghostbuster.
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SweetE Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Awesome!  Dan had mentioned to me via Twitter that he'd still live on, regardless of the form.  And I wasn't sure if he had meant Egon as a ghost, or just Egon living on through comics.  But since you say he'll remain young and healthy through the IDW comics, I feel a hell of a lot better.  And I'm saying this as one fan, but I'm sure the entire Ghostbusters/Harold Ramis fan base would agree, when I say thanks to you and everyone at Ghostbusters IDW, for continuing Egon's spirit (Harold Ramis') spirit with the comics. 

So again, thank you.
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belsammael Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
very well done; thank you both for this tribute :)
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it, we tried our best to pay tribute to him, but the truth is, nothing will ever be enough, he did too much for all of us
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chadporter Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well said sir :clap: and a beautiful tribute from both of you!
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm glad people are enjoying it, and I want to believe he would've enjoyed it too
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zillabean Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Dropped a message over on Dan's page, doing the same here.  Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute for such a fantastic Creative Soul.  I took his passing a lot harder than I take most celebrity passings, and I was waiting to see what you and your team would do.  This is beautiful... and thank you.
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for taking your time to let us know you enjoyed it; we did it for us, for him, but also for the fans, he meant so much to all of us
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Very well done. 
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you liked it
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polkanator Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I've been waiting to see you guys do something.  If anyone's on the pulse of ghostbusters lately it's you guys.  Will there be anything in the comic?
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luisdelgado Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It took us a while to share it with the world, it first needs to be conceived, then drawn, colored and finally approved, but I hope the fans like it. And there's gonna be something in the comics, but some of them are already on the shelves and others have already been printed, so it might take a while to see the light, sorry
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polkanator Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Totally understandable.  It's a wonderful tribute, thanks for making it.
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