These Memories Can’t Wait


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By William Swann Clausen
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ok,…Comicon Memories………sitting around the pool at The El Cortez with Jack Kirby and Don Rico………..getting kicked out of The Pro Lounge with John Carpenter by Tia Carrera’s goons………Watching George Clayton Johnson come crawling into a party by way of the window,…STARK NAKED!…and nobody else seemed to notice!…Me and George looking down from the balcony while people below in Sandman costumes chased each other…….Bringing Shel Dorf to my Gig and singling him out like Dead Sullivan used to do……..Doing a panel with Kelley Freas…………….Mark Hamill freaking out when he met me (which freaked me out)……….Becoming good friends with my childhood idols (Like Frank Brunner)……….and other young artists (Like Whilce Portacio)…….Serving on the Comicon committee for a few years

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……………making the transition to Comic Pro……Then Marvel Artist……..and beyond………….Hanging out on the parking garage roof with Richard Alf and Clayton Moore…………….Chasing down the parties with my deceased best friend Cham………..occasionally crashing out in the all night film room…….hanging out with my brother in the early days…………Meeting Peter Chung,……..Getting a Frankenstein sketch from Mike Ploog……..Meeting Frazetta………..Ah,…yes…I remember it well…..(Maurice S.)……………WC.

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2 thoughts on “These Memories Can’t Wait

  1. Some of the people in the photos…..George Clayton Johnson (Straw Hat, long hair), Richard Alf ( Straw hat, short hair), Greg Koudoulian (holding Shel Dorf Plaque), Suzi Carr (Lead singer Will To Power), Std Mead (Designer Tron/Viger (STTMP))…………Thanks,…..WC.

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