* spoke to a number people about the passing of industry veteran writer James Hudnall two days ago, a day short of his 62nd birthday. One thing to remember is that like many old creators, Hudnall's career was dominated during its last half-decade by health issues for which he couldn't pay without community help, which was a tough sale for some given his conservative leanings. I hope in the next few decades we can do better for older creators. We now know that comics have literary value and immediate pop-culture currency. Caring for creators is the next industry-defining crusade. Our continued best wishes to those who felt a more personal loss here.