Just found out that John Callahan – the cartoonist of oft-irreverent fair – died July 24th. He lived in my neighborhood in NW Portland. I used to run into him a good bit in the video store, on the street, etc. Very intriguing character to talk to for sure.
Personally, he seemed a guy that fought with a lot of personal demons/suffering – but still attempted to always rise above them and constantly work on himself. I salute him for never seeming to give up despite the tremendous difficulties he seemed to endure – difficulties that probably would have driven other men to give up on themselves and the idea of living as full a life as possible.