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Me, with Kurt's wife Ann in background

Kurt Busiek, Jeremy Barlow, Paul, me, and David Hahn

Kurt Busiek, Jeremy Barlow, Paul, me, and David Hahn

On this date, way back in 1969, along came me. It’s been a pretty good 40 years, especially the past 16 that I’ve spent with Paul, and I’m looking forward to the next 40!

On Saturday the Periscope Gang and some of the Irregulars gathered in Karl Kesel’s back yard to BBQ and celebrate this birthday that I share with studiomate Rich Ellis (who is 27 today.) Photos by Paul Guinan.

Happy Birthday Rich Ellis!

Happy Birthday Rich Ellis!

17 Comments on “FORTY”

  1. #1 Jeff Parker
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Happy Real Birthday! You should drink a 40 at lunch today to mark the occasion.

    No, you shouldn’t really. I’m glad you were born!

  2. #2 Jeremy Barlow
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    That was a fun afternoon — the pictures turned out well.

    Happy birthday!


  3. #3 Daniel
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Happy birthday! You’ve made the world a better place with the past 40 years.

  4. #4 Jason Caskey
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Happy Birthday from back home in tall-corn country!

  5. #5 Bully
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 4:36 am

    Happy happy happy birthday!

  6. #6 Fred Van Lente
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 4:48 am

    Happy birthday, Colleen!

    And when did Paul start the sexy man-stache? Looks good!

    Happy birthday to you too, Rich, even though you are a stranger to me.

  7. #7 Torsten Adair
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 5:50 am

    Happy New Year! I celebrated my 40th on the Seventh, and I don’t feel old, just mystified… where did the time go?

    I was always bummed out in school… my birthday was never recognized… but I did have some great parties! (But not as great as your BBQ!)

    Have fun in SD! (and you are allowed to buy yourself a birthday present while there!)

  8. #8 David Hahn
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 8:00 am

    Happy Birthday.

  9. #9 LurkerWithout
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Happy birthday! Did you punish that punk Rich Ellis kid? People under 30 should be punished for being young and full of zest for life. Stupid punk kids…

  10. #10 Tromeritus
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Happy birthday!

  11. #11 philip
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 9:03 am

    Happy Birthday from a fan in Seattle. Welcome to “the other side!”

  12. #12 Flossin
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 9:13 am

    Happy birthday!!!:D

  13. #13 Evan Waters
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday.

  14. #14 anthony r
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 11:48 am

    happy birthday! you can take a day off from amazing us with your art for this momentous occasion :)

  15. #15 Rob McMonigal
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Happy Birthday! I loved the heck out of Banana Sunday and hope to read some of your Marvel stuff when it hits trades! (Working my way through some of Paul’s Marvel Adventures stuff now.) Hope you had a great day!

  16. #16 Dean
    on Jul 14th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Happy birthday! And happy birthday to Rich Ellis, as well!

  17. #17 Dawn
    on Jul 15th, 2009 at 7:48 am

    Happy birthday, Colleen! Hope we can hang out some time soon.