So, 30some years ago or so I met Jim Main. Little did I know that throughout most of the intervening years since then and now, Jim has been publishing a revolving set of Indie comics under the umbrella of Main Enterprises. A couple of years ago, I re-connected with Jim, and he began publishing my short stories. to date, Jim has published several of my short stories, six of which are currently in print two more are illustrated and awaiting publishing, one has been accepted and awaiting an artist, two more are under consideration, and I have another pair of scripts in the works.
Pretty Cool, eh?
Last year, two of my friends died, a few months apart. The were both in the comicbook field, and both died of health-related illnesses. They were both in my general age group (one slightly older and other slightly younger). I was not prepared for either and am (still) not over either. I’ve spoken about both at length John Carbonaro, who died a year ago, February, and Rusty Haller, who went towards the end of last year.
One of the places that I eulogized Carbs was in Jim Main‘s Comic Fan (#5), as it turns out, issue #6 is where I eulogize Rusty. While I wish Jim continued good will in his publishing “empire” I’m kind of hoping that he never publishes another issue of Comic Fan again.
I don’t have that many friends.
***** This just in! I just learned that this issue of Comic Fan also contains three reviews I wrote of some most-excellent indie comics! *****