Monday, November 9, 2009

Thank you Sheldon Dorf!


Hello all. I’m just chiming in real quick with a short but sad announcement. Sheldon Dorf died last Tuesday. I know this name probably doesn’t mean a lot to most of you and that’s okay because until I read more about him it didn’t mean a lot to me either. Sheldon Dorf was a freelance artist and comic-book letterer but more importantly he was the man that founded Comic-Con some 40 years ago. If you don’t understand why this bears mentioning or the gigantic impact this man’s creation has had on the world of movies and entertainment then you’ve most likely been living in a cave for the past decade or so. This man created one of my favorite things in the whole world, a thing that has had a lasting, unmistakable impact on the popular arts. Here’s hoping they do something fitting to remember him at this year’s Con.

1 comment:

Senor Granto said...

RIP

Been going to the Comic Con for the past decade or so, I have a lot of great memories of it.