A couple hours have gone by, and I seemed to be a lot freer of the strange sense of shock I felt when I heard that Steve Gerber died…
So I checked the Comics Weblog Update.
And there were…
There were many. Eulogistic remarks being made, that is. Something like a flood of them, actually.
Yes: rather like a flood.
I pretty much have to go to bed, now. But in the morning I’ll use this post to link to a big chunk of the ones I saw, plus Mark Evanier and Stevegerblog…which is currently being administrated by Mark Evanier, natch. Really, all hail Mark, for God’s sake: what won’t that guy do for a friend?
Okay, ’til tomorrow then, when there’ll be some links on this post.
And just like that, here it is tomorrow. And they’re still coming in.
Here are just a few, or a few that contain links to a few, or a few that just contain links:
There are, as I’ve said, many more like this. As well as many, many far-flung fans who felt moved to compose a little piece of their own:
I mean, I have no idea who these people are, you understand: I just found them, that’s all. Found them, and thought: “hey…fellow lodge member.” Fellow human being wandering around in the blackout. Howya doing. Thank you for your eloquent remembrances.
A few more, slightly better-known bloggers also shared their thoughts, like:
And finally quite a handful of the usual inside-the-Beltway suspects from over on my sidebar found themselves with things to say about Steve…but with no disrespect intended, I’ll just mention one or two of them, because this is getting quite long, and unfortunately I have to go to work:
I regret the necessity of missing out so many people…but unfortunately that is a necessity, at least from where I’m sitting, with no food in me and a pile of work to do. Please browse around, though: there are many very moving elegies for Steve out there. They’re practically hanging from the rafters.
Fitting tributes, all. You basically just have to close your eyes and throw a dart, and you’ll hit one.
Now it’s back to the coal face for me, I’m afraid. More later; hope you find these useful.
[EDIT: Tom Spurgeon is collecting links too, much more comprehensively than I’ve done here. I’m sure you all saw his eulogy, but this is something you shouldn’t miss: 999 blog entries reporting so far, and a lot of miscellaneous stuff too. Truly remarkable.]