Google seems to have changed some of their search results, and — brutal honesty time here, folks — we discovered it via a little ego surfing. But it was worthwhile because we turned up this photo set by one Atomic99 which contains tons of photos from San Diegos going back to 1989, mostly costumes but a few personalities, like Stan Lee (since we’ve been on a Stan kick) from 1989.
We also found this one, from the 1993 Eisner Awards, and, shamefully, we actually had no prior memory of presenting the great Archie Goodwin with an Eisner Award while Will Eisner looked on. We did recall that once, back in the day, we were an Eisner presenter, but had no memory of where, when or who. To discover, via this photo, that it was to Archie, perhaps the greatest comic book editor of the modern era, and one of our own role models, is something to be quite thankful for. And it’s sad that we’re the only person living from that photo…but something else to be thankful for that we’re still here, and have such wonderful friends and family and work in an industry where people like Archie and Will are, even if rare, still accessible and so generous with their advice and wisdom.