The tribute to your grandfather was the most wonderful storyline I have ever read in a comic. I haven't cried while reading a comic since Farley died. Keep up the great work
This seems to be the landing field for comments today, and mine addresses the group you did as a memorial to your grandfather, that part only revealed after the group was underway. This was magnificent work in all particulars, and I was astonished by the final panels that showed your grandfather off the train, tossing his cane, then becoming himself as he was at the end of WWII. Switching to realism in your portrayal of him is a risky business, and the cartoonists who have the versatility and virtuosity to be multi-style masters are rare talents. The final location of the cane was hard to take. Rarely any more in the daily comics do I laugh; neither do I cry, but that part said so much so quietly.
Your presence and consistency in the syndicated dailies, the dimensions of your characters, never flat, Clyde, one of the greatest picaresque characters ever created in my opinion, comes at a time when we all know that newspapers are slip sliding away, are impermanent entities. Whatever shall we do when the last remaining ones are reduced to journalistic Walmarts? You are fighting a remarkable rear guard action, and your intentions to expand and rethink your career decisions promise more for the rest of us in the future, both by assuring that you can keep it going and by promising your audience new perspectives to your formidable abilities. You are a quiet voice for real civilization, and some of us know how rare it is that talent so well bonds with decency. You are young, and already you are on the threshold of joining the ranks of the greatest cartoonists. With your memorial group you really passed that threshold to the next stop on your own train.
This was one of the most moving tributes I've ever read and a fitting companion to one of the best comics story arcs ever.
I wanted to tell you how much we appreciated the story about your grandfather. It was very moving. Thanks!
Caroline and Gordy
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