The Beat’s Year-End Survey questions are out and Person of the Year polling has begun, but just to warm you up, we’d like to salute our PERSON OF THE DAY, Comic News Insider’s Jimmy Aquino, who just celebrated his birthday. Sadly we couldn’t make the festivities, but we still wanted to salute a guy who is a friend of comics and, more importantly, a friend.
Anyone who knows Jimmy knows he a voracious reader, and constantly talking about the books he likes, and introducing people to new creators and books. His con reports are chatty and full of photos—almost like being there. And he’s up to 449 weekly episodes of CNI—a great run.
But Jimmy is also a great person to hang out with who knows his food and wine and will never steer you wrong with a restaurant. He’s a great friend to have in general and we’re lucky to call him friend.
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.