so, yesterday was mike's birthday.
craig and i were en route back from a fantastic five days in albuquerque at the Albuquerque Comic Expo, so i wasn't able to post this until now.
as has been the case for the past five years, craig and i toasted, missed, and told stories about our missing third musketeer, letting curious fans and friends know what a wonderful guy he was and hearing his laugh whenever something struck us funny. when we're together, mike is always with us.
on the way back home yesterday, i shared breakfast and a plane ride with my pal (and comics legend) Michael Golden, who, when i told him it was mike's birthday, told me what a fan he is of mike's and how sad it wax that we wouldn't get to see mike continue to grow and make an even bigger mark on the world of comics "He gave us so much, but I would've loved to see more."
knowing mike and his love of michael's work and his admiration of the man, i think that just those words would've been a great birthday present.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE!
i miss you so much.