|With Tom at last year's Comic-Con International in San Diego.|
Like many in the comics world, I'm stunned to hear of the death of Tom Spurgeon, the Comics Reporter--journalist, writer, editor and critic whom it seems everyone in the community knew and respected.
I can't claim Tom and I were close but he was an early champion of my work going back to Mom's Cancer, and his knowledge and passion for comics were unmatched. He loved to shine light on good work that deserved attention. Tough but fair and kind.
I think we'll hear a lot of stories in the next few days from people whose lives and careers Tom made better. I'm one of them.