“Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:
I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public appearances any more because I now resemble nothing so much as an iguana.
What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.
Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.
Here’s an assignment for tonight, and I hope Ms. Lockwood will flunk you if you don’t do it: Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?
Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash receptacals. You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.
God bless you all!”
— Kurt Vonnegut
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All the fine folks presented forthwith have donated Time, Money, Comics, Convention tables, and/or Advertising space to Comics4Kids INC !!
36 years I Say!!
Wizard’s Keep Games 20514 108th Ave SE Kent 98031 (425) 572-6541 www.comicsnw.com
DOWNTOWN TACOMA (253) 383-4777 317 S 7th St. Tacoma, WA 98402
Click image to Meet Travis & Fred! W.C. Collectibles!! A Great Resource for collectors! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
Stranger Things Six # 1 HOLY CATS!
Zanadu Comics is selling 115 thousand comics and graphic novels at http://www.atomicavenue.com (click graphic for link) and in the Aurora Antique Pavilion a small Sidekick store Zanadu’s LI’L Z at 24111 Highway 99, #201 Edmonds, WA 98026 above the Burlington Coat Factory.
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ALEX JOHNSON’S TREASURE ISLAND COMICS!! Click Image(s) to visit!
Welcome to my space for uniquely handcrafted items, I’m so glad you’re here! Every item is made and packaged with love and a little bit of magic <3
THANK YOU FOR TEN YEARS OF SUPPORT ROSE CITY COMIC CON!!!
MEMO’S TIRES IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST IN THE NORTHWEST !! 6831 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409 Phone: (253) 474-0817
PRESTIGE WORDLWIDE!! WORTH IT!! GREAT KNOWLEDGE AND DEEP INVENTORY
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580.765.7437. 112 N 1st St, Ponca City, OK 74601 Specializing in Comic Books and MTG card games since 1993. Vast collection of comics and cards. Over 200,000 comics and over 1 million magic cards!
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THE REBEL KINGS OF OAKLAND
BOB THE ARTIST!! Click image for details!
BACKING TO THE FUTURE – Dan’s peerless archival solutions for Posters, Prints, Lobby Cards, and more!
A Very Special THANK YOU to ED FRANK !! YOU ROCK!!
Thank You for your consistent 14 years of support!! Chris, G. Scott,Lannie,Nichole & John!
S T E R A N K O
Publisher of the World’s Greatest Cartoonists! Thank You Conrad, RJ, and Jacq !
Coincidentally our favorite Burger place in the Pacific Northwest! SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE 124 North Tacoma Ave, Tacoma WA 98403
Way Cool! Pop Culture Philosophers check them out!
Thank You Holly and John!
Please visit our good friend PERRY PLUSH at www.zanaducomics.com- click photo! THANK YOU PERRY, Howard, and ZANADU COMICS for all the YEARS of fandom and also for your AWESOME 42 YEAR STORE STOCK DONATION!!!
Krypton Comics in Omaha Nebraska! SOME AWESOME COMICS LIKE SERIOUSLY PRICED WITH THE COLLECTOR IN MIND! GREAT SERVICE! Good People!
THANK YOU SO MUCH MONIKA AT FUNKO FOR YOUR GIFT OUR LARGEST COMIC DONATION EVER EVEREVER!
Comics4Kids INC sponsor EXTRAORDINAIRE is SARA RICHARD !!!
Our volunteer AXINJA is the BEST!! click on image to contact her for appointment to get your Tat!
Thank You So Much Nancy!
Thank You So Much Troy and Johnny at Crypticon!!
Thank You So Much Anne!!
Heritage Comics Auctions supporting Comics4kids INC since 2002 ! Thank You So Much James Halperin and his usual gang of … well, YOU KNOW!!
Please visit our friends at Custom Ink !! We commissioned our T Shirts with them and they are AWESOME!!
Thank You so Much Rodd at Comic-Con International!
We appreciate like minded individuals! Check out MARK and his team working out of the Midwest! Servicing hospitals with new comics for the kids!!
Thank You so Much Thuy at WMG !!
Thank You So Much James!!
Our most trusted associate Jean runs a state of the art, professional, friendly travel agency that caters to Talent and Fans alike to maximize their convention experience!! Book Now as convention season is upon us!!! You’ll be glad you did!
Thank You to Chris Kim, HITCHBAT, and Stan Lee, whose Comikaze Expo ’15 NERD OUT raised and delivered 900+ comics to us Halloween weekend in LAS VEGAS!
“Diamond is happy to be able to provide comics and prizes for the program and help inspire young readers!!” Deborah
Thank You So Much to constant contributor and the creator of ULTRON / Roy Thomas!
Frank Capezzuto III
Linda’s Tavern 707 E. Pine Street Seattle, WA (206) 325 1220
Joesph Michael Linsner
Used 1954-2011 : CCA code stamp Copyright 2017 CBLDF used with permission
Kevin Konrad Hannah
Come See Chris and Co. in Vancouver Washington!! at I LIKE COMICS !
Thank You So Much to constant Comics4Kids INC supporter and the creator of V E N O M / David Michelinie!
Action City Comics Federal Way WA
Studio Foglio/Girl Genius
Mr. George Perez
Thank You So Much Joel!!
We get by with a little help from our FRIENDS!! Special Thanks Paul and Tanya!!
Thank You AGAIN Nancy Spears at DC Entertainment for our AWESOME Full page Comics4Kids INC advertisement in DC SuperHero Girls FCBD comic!!
Also Thank You AGAIN to Paul Kiely and Tanya at Weber Shandwick for the Design!!
Our full page B&W ad is on page 276 of the Overstreet’s Comic Book Price Guide # 46 ! Thank You to The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Comics Dungeon!!