Here’s one that has to be told today, right now, cause it won’t be yesterday and tomorrow lined up like this any other day.
I picked this Kirby Book up in Montreal THREE DAYS ago. Love Kirby Collector. Loved the price.
TWO DAYS AGO:
After getting into my Kirby Zone, I’m strolling along the convention floor and spot this little gem, leaning forward in a dealer’s box, for two bucks.
It’s the only issue of any 80s Jack Kirby I don’t own. Wanted to read it for fifteen or twenty years. Conventions are fun.
YESTERDAY: I read the book. It’s GREAT. I’m reminded how much I love Steve Gerber, the creator of these mad Mallards Of Comics, which included the magnificent Howard the Duck, Stewart the Rat (almost a duck), Destroyer Duck, and others ducks who teamed up with the Savage Dragon that I won’t mention.
Fig 1: why childhood was funny.
Well TODAY is Steve Gerber’s Birthday.
Steve Gerber at a convention. It's all lining up, like the stars.
I find this out because my friend Phil Winslade put up a magnificent drawing of Howard and the gang on his facebook page today in celebration.
Sorry, I don’t know how to link to facebook pages better than that clunky code-paste up there. I hope it works.
So Happy Birthday Steve Gerber, the great creator of GREAT comics of Yesterday.
Look! I've summed up a human being's life and career with a wacky photo.
Here’s the thing. When I first went online TODAY it was supposed to be so I could promote a comic book that’s coming out
I got to draw my old pals the Great Lakes Avengers for a chapter of the FEAR ITSELF epic.
So Today is the birthday of an industry giant, who wrote something I read Yesterday, and I’m shamelessly using that celebration to tell a story that promotes a comic I worked on coming out Tomorrow?
What a genuine right bastard I am. My god.
Go buy the FEAR ITSELF: THE HOMEFRONT comic. It’s fun, it won’t make you fat, and it can’t harm your family, pets, and furniture.
Ty the Guy OUT!
And now, for your Bonus Comic Book Gerber Templeton Shameless Association Moment: