Everyone at First Second is sending our very best wishes to Fantagraphics co-pubisher Kim Thompson, who is dealing with some really scary health stuff right now. Fantagraphics has been showing the world how it’s done for over thirty years, and it’s probably safe to say that First Second wouldn’t exist without them. Kim Thompson is a model and an inspiration to all of us.
When I was a kid in the late eighties and early nineties, the Fantagraphics catalog was my bible and my window into a world I very much wanted to be a part of. I’ve been working in comics for five years now and I still can’t believe my good luck, and I owe a lot of it to Thompson and Groth, who have made — and are making still — a place for comics that are strange and scary and beautiful and true and utterly, utterly new.
Thanks, Kim, and best of luck.