As many of you who follow him social media know, my grandfather passed away last Thursday. We were very close, as "Grandpa Irv" lived with my family from when I was 12 years old on . The last few days have been very difficult, but the kind words and condolences from my family, friends, and fans were very much appreciated. As life "returns to normal" over the next few days, I can say that I could not have made it through the last few days and remained sane without the support of so many amazing people. I don't talk much about my personal life here, but so many fans of my comics stepped over the last few days that I wanted to make a public thank you.
Grandpa Irv was always very supportive of my comic book dreams and his unwavering optimisim and belief in the goodness of human nature will always been an inspirtation to me. Our mutual love of westerns was a major driving force behind my magnum comic opus, Assumption (two portions of the larger story appeared in Matinee Eclectica). Though he was by no means a long time reader, Irv did once tell me how much he enjoyed Captain Marvel and Sgt Rock comics in his youth and during his time in the Navy.