school end of semester whatnot
probably one of the most honest statements about talent i’ve ever heard. i try to tell people this all the time.
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
Save the bees!
Rest In Peace Kim Thompson
It is with deep regret that I interrupt this normally most joyful SPX Tumblr stream for some sad news. Kim Thompson, co-publisher of Fantagraphics Books, passed away this morning at the all too early age of 56.
Kim was a gentleman’s gentleman, a multi-linguist whose mastery of Dutch and French, amongst other languages, allowed many comics written in those tongues to be brought to us English readers.
He was a long time SPXer, and once we moved to the Marriott in Bethesda, for whatever reason he would always be the last to pack up in the exhibitors room. I would help him load the cart to go out to the loading dock and more than once got a hernia from helping him load heavy boxes into his trunk.
He was a soft spoken guy whose knowledge of comics old, new and foreign was second to none. He helped bring us Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, Chris Ware, Jacques Tardi, Jason and Stan Sakai, amongst others, and helped institutionalize what we now call indie comics. No question the comics world would have been much lesser without his efforts.
On behalf of the SPX Executive Committee and myself, we will miss him.