I’m saddened at the unexpected news that my friend, comics visionary Joey Manley, passed away unexpectedly this week. Joey was the person who first gave me a chance as a professional comic creator when he first started ModernTales.com over a decade ago. Through him I was introduced to a vibrant comics scene and met so many great friends and colleagues. I will always be grateful to him for giving me that chance. He really did change my life.
My deepest condolences to his husband Joe Botts and both their families. He was a great man, and we will all miss him.
I am sad he left so soon, but I am so glad I had the chance to know him.