Tuesday, February 22, 2011

R.I.P Dwayne McDuffie

I wake up today, get on Facebook and the first thing I see is a status update from an esteemed colleague, "R.I.P. Dwayne McDuffie".

My first thought was, "Maybe it's a different Dwayne McDuffie, or maybe it's a mistake." As I saw more news around the internet, I realized it was no mistake. We have lost a jewel of our industry. Mr. McDuffie was not only a champion of comics in general, but of comics that included black faces, among others.

Mr. McDuffie can't do what he's done anymore. And, I'm not saying we should try to be Dwayne McDuffie, or do what he did, but we've got to do
something. Dwayne McDuffie was 49. That ain't old, man! Whatever took him, could come for any of us. They haven't said how he died, and I won't pry. What matters is, he's gone, and we don't get him back. But, I'm still here, and so are you.

If you make comics, get to makin'em! If you read comics, read harder! If you love comics, keep loving them until they love you back. Don't waste time. Comics can save the world!

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