200610181148Eric Reynolds talks about Dan Clowes recent open heart surgery:

I wanted to extend, on behalf of all of Fantagraphics, our best wishes for a speedy recovery for Mr. Daniel Clowes, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world (and my favorite artist). Dan underwent open-heart surgery last Tuesday in Northern California to repair a defective mitral valve. As scary as open-heart surgery is, Dan was cracking jokes right up to the day he went into the hospital, and the surgery was declared a success and he is recovering nicely (though it will be a long process). Here’s hopin’ he’ll be back at the drawing board soon. We love ya, Dan!

We join Eric and everyone in sending him our very best wishes.