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sean martin

I had been drawing Doc and Raider for about three years when I realized one morning that it was my way of keeping my Steve alive. He passed on in 1985 from a protracted illness, and about a year later I started drawing.

Sometimes you find yourself a member of the Club without even realizing it.

Brian Fies


Dave from Philadelphia

I too am an Associate Member(brother in 1986 who committed suicide), but I cannot imagine the pain and grief of losing a 2-3 year old child. I think I would shrivel up and emotionally die never to love life again. I am only the grandfather of a 2-3 year old. I just cannot imagine losing Ian ...

Richard John Marcej

I'm an Associate Member as well. I was 10 when my oldest sister (18) died of cancer. It's been over 40 years since, and my father has since passed, but I believe they never were the same since that day.

When I'm able to start buying things like graphic novels again I'll definitely look this one up.


Another Associate Member -- my brother committed suicide at 17 just before leaving home for his first year in college in 1970. His note said he just couldn't do it. His last month he had suddenly become very peaceful and easy-going -- he must have made up his mind then. I was the oldest of 4 and he was the youngest, so I never played with him and didn't really know him. Very hard to deal with for all the family. Still hits me in the gut sometimes.


I have been blessed not to have lost a family member "before his or her time", but my mom told a story about her little brother Willie. He was two and became very sick and died. I guess it was about 1920. The doctor went to the apartment and told them, "It's too bad you didn't call me sooner. We save babies like this." I get queasy when I tell this.

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