John Callahan was a true original – raised in Hood River, Oregon – although he spent a lot of time in California, too. His bio is a quick, interesting read, and besides his twisted, most often inappropriate sense of humor (love it!) as reflected in his comics – he was also honest and open about his situation and life experiences. Like Bill Plympton, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry and others from our area of the country – there is a certain ingrained, sardonic wit that just comes with the territory, and Callahan had it in spades.

He will be missed – but his books and comics will live on 🙂