RIP David Phillips

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Chris and I would like to take a moment to offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of David Phillips. For those who don’t know him, he was an owner of The Launchpad a comic book store here in Lodi, California. A few days ago his life was senselessly, and tragically, cut short in an automobile accident.

I didn’t know him well at all. I knew him as a kind of quiet, sweet, and extremely funny guy from going in the shop. I walked past the shop a couple days before he was killed, and didn’t stop in. I just had lunch with the kids and wanted to get them home. But even just in that moment of walking by the window he was there, helping a customer, and he still had a wave and a smile for me. He always did. This is an unbelievable loss to his family, his friends, and the community. A GoFundMe has been set up in his name to help his family. If you can help, please do so, and if not please share the link, or this post.

A comic book store is not just part of a community, it is, but it is a community in and of itself.

Tomorrow is promised to no one. Tell your family and your friends you love them. Don’t assume like I did that you will see them again. Again, I ask you please to share the link.

Thank you,

-Kris

Bob Wiacek could use a little help

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Bob Wiacek, one of comics great inkers could use some help due to an injury and is running a GoFundMe campaign to help with bills while he recovers. Wiacek should be a familiar name to comics fans and has worked with some of the greatest pencilers in the industry. Any amount helps and if you can’t afford to donate, please share the link. You can check out his campaign here.

-Kris