Thursday, May 31, 2007

In the Spirit of Giving!

Today's post is partially brought to you by the fabulous Cal Johnston owner of Strange Adventures in Halifax! It's also brought to you by the letter "S". "S is for Spirit", a character I've been inking over the brilliant Darwyn Cooke (who just Google searched his name and found this post :)
If you're ever in Halifax do yourself a favour and stop by Strange Adventures...Cal runs a shop the way I wish more businesses were run let alone comic book stores. Super nice, super helpful and he knows comics! I've done a few signings out at the store and have honestly never seen such a big turn out or encountered such friendly groups of people in my whole comic book career. On the first free comic book day Cal organized the handing out of free comics at the movie theatre which was then showing the very first Spider-Man movie. Is that not awesome?! So, above is the drawing I did for Cal's birthday last year...which honestly doesn't begin to repay him for all the great things he's done for me. And below is a picture Cal sent me...a customer of his works with the UN and on a recent visit to Darfur took along a copy of the Spirit! Apparently the kids loved it so much they insisted on keeping the comic.

Doesn't this picture just make you happy? It makes me happy!
Have a happy day, ever'body!


Mike Wieringo said...

DAMN.. that SPIRIT piece is absolutely amazing...!

I'd love to see what you do with an issue of the book solo... it would be fantastic!

Uloo said...

I'm with Mike: That's a terrific SPIRIT image. By the way, I's delighted by Jett Vector in CF07, too. Bravo to you, Mister Bone.

Rich Dannys said...

Cool story.. And a very HAPPY story, like you say!
So when is ole Dar gonna finally get a Blog, eh? Not in our Lifetime?..

Paul Conrad said...

J. That's a very cool story/pic from Darfur...
What an honor. :D

rachelle said...

Agreed. Cal rules! I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people on Earth because I get to work at Strange Adventures.

I love that birthday drawing.

Milo said...

Wow! That's fantastic. This proves that "The Spirit" has a universal appeal. Great work on that birthday drawing. The Spirit can't even catch a break on his birthday - how crummy! :P

j. said...

Mike - Thanks, man. And you know I'd love to see YOU do an issue! I think your Spirit would be a lot of fun.

Uloo - Thanks. Glad you saw and dug Jett. He's one of my favourite people at the the "Imaginary People" category anyhow!

Rich - Darwyn with a blog? Har! :)

Paul - Isn't it though?

Rachelle - Indeed you are fortunate. Hooray for Cal!

Milo - Sucks to be the Spirit. Although I'm gonna guess that he was seduced into this trap by the mighty P'Gell and that ain't too shabby.


Dominic Bugatto said...

great pic!

Anonymous said...

Uh, is P'Gell PREGNANT? Oh, Denny. We knew ya had it in ya!