Monday, April 21, 2008

And it is with great sorrow... 

That we mark the passing of comics blog Dave's Long Box.

I understand that the people who actually still read this blog don't come from a comics blogging background, so I'll lay it out for you.

Dave was funny. Really funny. No, really, he was fucking funny. He was an endlessly inventive comedic presence in the comics blogosphere, forcing others to step up their game and still others (like myself!) to just get the hell out of the way. And it paid off: the guy once got mentioned in motherfucking Newsweek.

On top of that, he was also a nice guy. Gracious. Never mean. "A class act," I guess you'd say. He mentions Mike Sterling, Neilalien, and Graeme MacMillan as major inspirations... though I would easily say he belongs in that pantheon. They, too, are class acts who define what it is to be a comics blogger and commentator.

Dave's still going to be around, of course. He's doing his paying blogging gig for ABC, pretending he likes Desperate Housewives for phat studio cash, and soon (so he says) he'll be opening up a more general-interest blog that's not so comics-centric.

I look forward to it. Despite what Rorschach above (spoiler alert!) might think, this is not a funeral. This is a victory lap.

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