Dwayne McDuffie

I just heard reports that writer & producer Dwayne McDuffie is dead.

We talked – and occasionally argued – for years, at my message board.  I had huge respect for both him and his work.  Later, he was good enough to hire me to write a JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED cartoon for him.  I had a terrific time doing that: turned out he was great to work with, too.  if you had to pick out ten people in this poxy business whom you’d stand in front of when the shit started flying, Dwayne would be on most people’s lists.

I can’t wrap my mind around the notion that he’s not here anymore, to be honest.