Deconstructing Comics #623 Remembering Ed Siemienkowicz; Talking To Chicago Retailers
by Hannah Means Shannon
The Deconstructing Comics Podcast is back tonight taking a roadtrip in memory of a comic creator gone too soon and delving into retailer perspectives on the industry right now…
When someone you know, someone who had an impact on your life, leaves us too soon, it can be tough to process. Struggling to accept the 2017 death of comics creator and all-around renaissance man Ed Siemienkowicz (who appeared in DCP episodes 227 and 393) at age 43, Tim spent part of his recent visit to Chicago meeting some of Ed’s friends and family, to commiserate and share memories — and check the progress of Ed’s comic that his friends are finishing for him.
Also, Tim talks to Hamster Rage creator Brian Crowley about his ongoing Kickstarter and the state of the U.S. comics industry, and visits three Chicago comics retailers to see how healthy the comics market seems from their perspective, and how it could be better.
Ed’s cousin Kristen, drawing group friend Garry Vettori, sister Renee, brother Bob, Tim, aunt Carol, online gaming friend Darrell Degreve
Tim, Kristen, Carol, Brian Crowley
Ed carved this Cesar Romero Joker into cardboard, and then spray-painted it green!
Ed with a bus he designed when he was employed by the Golf Channel.
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