There's been a big burst of interest in us this past week from unexpected quarters. Here's a bio on me written by my good friend James Sime on the occasion of the opening of the Isotope Virtual Lounge 2.0
so those checking in have some context:
"A comic publishing icon, a rabble rousing agent provocateur, a fountain of undiluted self publishing wisdom, a bona fide friend to the indy comic scene, an unstoppable self-promoting force of Kirby-God proportions, a touchstone of industry-wide inspiration, and living proof that you can make your dreams happen if you're willing to work hard enough for them. Larry Young is all of those things, and more.
"From his quintessential and aptly named Astronauts In Trouble,
to the violently gleeful and too-damn-smart-for-it's-own-good Planet of the Capes,
to the experimental and utterly Warholian Proof of Concept,
to the nearly 100 books that AiT/Planet Lar publishes, author/publisher Larry Young's keen eye for quality and a unrelenting energy have ensured that his ideology of Making Comics Better is proven every single month. Clever writing, brilliant marketing, and a undeniable charm make Young one of the most interesting and creative people working in comics today.
"I first became aware of Larry Young when I was living halfway across the country in Madison, Wisconsin. Larry's Astronauts In Trouble
was one of those comics I scoured the comic book racks for and on those occasions that I was lucky enough to find copies of his popular space adventure comic I would always bring them with me to band practice to share with the other members of my spacerock band Space Station. Years later, I count Larry Young among my best of friends... and if that reality of the comics industry isn't topping your list of reasons to love comic books, it should be."
Mimi and I went skydiving this weekend:
Check out that spinning horizon line.