Sad news indeed.
Songwriter Jim Steinman, best known for writing the Bat Out of Hell album for Meat Loaf, a number of hits for other singers, and a couple of musicals, died last week. He was 73 and had been ill for some time, ultimately succumbing to kidney failure. It took me a few days to figure out what to say about him. I think the best approach is to just tell my story of discovering and experiencing his work.
I just a minute ago saw that Buck Henry has passed on at the age of 89. so let’s give him a proper tribute.
Farewell to a writer’s writer.
Stan Lee’s legacy is too great for just one person to sum up, so I asked some prominent fans and professionals to share their recollections of Stan.
When a person in the arts dies, we should celebrate their beautiful achievements. So let’s do that with Norm Breyfogle, the Batman artist’s Batman artist!
We lost Russ Heath today. He passed peacefully at age 91. If you don’t know his work, do yourself a favor and look him up. He was one of the best comic artists of his generation, specializing in WWII and western comics. Aside from his enviable talent, Russ was quite the character. He was cranky but in a fun curmudgeonly way, always quick with a (usually off-color) joke, but with pretty strong opinions about comics and a lot of other things. Today we say goodbye.