Comics writer and interviewer Tim O’Shea died over the weekend. He’d been battling brain cancer for a while, a struggle a lot of us followed on social media. He was only 49. There are lots of remembrances on his Facebook page – his Talking Comics with Tim series interviewed just about everyone who mattered, and these were often the most concise and revealing interviews of their kind.
Tim was part of the starting line-up of The Great Curve, a blog started by Alex Segura that went on to become Blog@Newsarama and then Robot 6. Ah the great days of comics blogging! Tim was one of the foundational members of that group, with solid work and insights. More than that, he was a guy with a huge heart, just one of the nicest, sweetest people.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.