Monday, April 6, 2009

Historic Art and Beloved Family Pet Lost

Not mine, mind you. I don't have a whole lot of historic art. I'm talking about Len Wein's unfortunate house fire. Unfortunate is perhaps the understatement of the year. Wein is, of course, the famed comic book author (creater of X-Men's Wolverine and Storm) and he had a lot of original comic art and rare comics. Many of these were lost in a house fire as reported by Harlan Ellison.

The good news is that Wein and his wife, attorney Christine Valada, are okay. Len and Chris and I are on a common listserv. I don't know them well, but have enjoyed interacting with them over the last half dozen years or so. This is truly tragic.

Saddest of all is the loss of their dog, which I gather ran back into the burning house. If I hear anything more regarding this, I will post it.

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