By now, you’ve likely read about the horrific, potential demise of comic book writer Stephen Perry. For those who don’t already know, here is the terribly sad and grisly news, as posted today by Comic Book Resources: http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/.
As famous as Stephen Perry was for ThunderCats, he was also a great writer for the Alien property, and I did a few covers for the Dark Horse books that he wrote. I’ve been so wrapped up in my own life this past 24 months, I was saddened to learn I missed an opportunity to help Stephen. My friend and fellow Kubert School alum Stephen Bissette was raising money for Stephen Perry through Hero Initiative (a worthwhile organization helping out comic book legends in financial need that you must check out at http://www.heroinitiative.org ) and I was unaware of it. I would liked to have helped him in any way that I could. Stephen Perry was suffering from bladder cancer and struggling financially to raise a son, literally homeless at times. I’m in awe and admiration of how he and Hero Initiative proactively helped Stephen Perry.
I met Stephen Perry a few times at shows and he was a terrific talent and one helluva nice guy. We respected each other’s work immensely. I ask all of you reading this, please pray to whichever deity you honor, and send positive energy and prayers to his survivors.
Thanks for reading and sorry for such sad news on a Saturday,