Archive for November 29, 2006

Two radio gigs this evening

In addition to the one already scheduled at 5:10, Ill be on WKRS in Lake County, Illinois at 7:30 this evening.

Also, it seems my interview yesterday on Ontario radio was taped, not live, so I don’t know when it will air.

A very geeky obituary

Dave Cockrum passed away on Sunday. He was 63 years old.

I adored Dave Cockrum’s art. I was reading the X-Men pretty much from the time I could read, and when the New X-Men were introduced in 1975, written by Chris Claremont and drawn by Dave Cockrum, I was over the moon. It was John Byrne who became “the” artist for the X-Men. Byrne, who replaced Cockrum after, I dunno, a year or two (do I really need to Google all this?) became the artist of record, and the one who got all famous. But I loved Cockrum’s work; loved his blocky, square jaws and swashbuckling goatees, loved his playful sensibility and his heavy, confident linework. Dave drew like it made him happy.

And now he’s gone.

Hints added

…for Tuesday trivia.