RIP Eddie Money (i.e. Edward Joseph Mahoney), who passed from complications form cancer at age 70. His voice and songs were instantly recognizable and part of the soundtrack of my high school years.
I just saw that as I got back from Court. I wasn't the biggest fan but the guy could belt out a pop/rock song. His work was ubiquitous on MTV during high school and college and with bar-band covers, again during college. You pretty much couldn't go to a bar in Boise from 86-90 and not hear someone covering one of Money's songs.
So sorry to read of your loss, Cody, but what a beautiful legacy she leaves behind. I will be a lucky man if, when my time comes, I am survived by a child who celebrates me the way you celebrate your mother.
Post by Rob Allen on Sept 14, 2019 16:48:09 GMT -5
Wikipedia is now reporting that comics historian Bill Schelly succumbed to multiple myeloma on Thursday, Sept. 12. Rumors swirled around the comics-history community yesterday; the news has now been confirmed.
Bill wrote a lot of comics history, particularly focusing on the history of fandom. His bibliography, lifted from Wikipedia:
Harry Langdon (Scarecrow Press, 1982) The Golden Age of Comic Fandom (Hamster Press, 1995) (with Roy Thomas) Alter Ego: The Best of the Legendary Comics Fanzine (Hamster Press, 1997; re-issued by TwoMorrows Publishing in 2008) Fandom's Finest Comics Vol. 1 (Hamster Press, 1997) Fandom's Finest Comics Vol. 2 (Hamster Press, 1998) Giant Labors of Love (Hamster Press, 2000) Sense of Wonder: A Life in Comic Fandom (TwoMorrows Publishing, 2001) Comic Fandom Reader (Hamster Press, 2002) The Best of Star-Studded Comics (Hamster Press, 2005) Words of Wonder: The Life and Times of Otto Binder (Hamster Press, 2003) Man of Rock: A Biography of Joe Kubert (Fantagraphics, 2008) Harry Langdon: His Life and Films (substantially revised and appended second edition, McFarland, 2008) Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s and 1960s (McFarland Books, 2010) The Art of Joe Kubert (Fantagraphics, 2011) Weird Horrors and Daring Adventures (Fantagraphics, 2012) (with Roy Thomas) The Best of Alter Ego, Vol. 2 (TwoMorrows Publishing, 2013) American Comic Book Chronicles: The 50's (TwoMorrows Publishing, 2013) Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America (Fantagraphics, 2015) Otto Binder: The Life and Work of a Comic Book and Science Fiction Visionary (North Atlantic Books, 2016) John Stanley: Giving Life To Little Lulu (Fantagraphics, 2017) Sense of Wonder, My Life in Comic Fandom--The Whole Story (North Atlantic Books, 2018) Bill Schelly Talks with the Founders of comic Fandom, Vol. 1 (Pulp Hero Press) The Bill Schelly Reader: Collected Essays about Comic Books, Comic Fandom & James Bond (Pulp Hero Press, 2019) Come With Me (novel; Pulp Hero Press, 2019)
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Post by Mister Spaceman on Sept 16, 2019 20:05:29 GMT -5
RIP Daniel Johnston, "outsider" artist and "lo-fi" singer-songwriter. His work seemed to emerge from a collective pop culture id. He wore his love of classic monster movies and comic books on his sleeve.