I think Chris Weston put it best when he said it was Brett who probably most added the 'Punk' element to early 2000AD; his work was full of restless energy and inventiveness - always fun to read and great to look at. I don't know why I like the panels above so much - everyone else is posting some of his classic Bad Company work (and rightly so) - but I do: there are echoes of Kaluta and Ploog in the facework, but it's shot through with a particular brand of punky Brit kinetic energy. As much as I love Bolland's version of Judge Anderson, I think Brett's is def. my favourite.
I was lucky enough to work with him once, briefly, many years ago - it was only a throwaway Future Shocks type thing and done thru an editorial intermediate, but I feel very lucky and privileged to have been able to do a strip with him. Nah, fuck, I'm thrilled. I met him briefly at the Judge Dredd premiere - again many years back - Shaky introduced me; they were very good friends, as was Jim McCarthy who told me anecdotes about their all-night drawing sessions with John Cale's Paris 1919 on repeat play.
I have a small piece of unpublished original art by him stashed away here, some panels from a strip that never got finished or commissioned. It's small but lovely.
A great talent. A huge loss.