Comic book artist and good friend of ours, Mark Teel, together with writer Terry Scruton, is creating a graphic novel based on the life of Greg Clamons.
From the Kickstarter info page:
This is–first and foremost–a labor of love. Greg, a dear friend of ours–passed away in March of 2015. We showed up at the church in Wichita the day of the funeral and were blown away by the crowd of people who had gathered to say goodbye. The line was out the door and around the corner with more people arriving every moment. Inside, it was standing room only.
At the gravesite, we conversed with family members, old friends and strangers about the man who brought us all together. We laughed and cried and laughed some more. It occurred to us at that moment that we were all gathered together on April 1st, of all days. The comment was made that, if Greg rolled up to the gravesite and climbed out of the hearse with sunglasses on and a smile on his face, arms outstretched and laughing, all would be forgiven. Of course, that didn’t happen but, still, thinking about it puts a smile on my face. If you knew Greg, you know exactly what I mean. If you didn’t know Greg, we hope you’ll have a better idea of who he was after this book is completed.
On the drive back to Kansas City that day, we talked about how amazed we were at how many lives this guy we had known since college was able to touch. He was a teacher, a coach, a mentor, a son, a husband, a father and a brother. But more than that, he was a friend to everyone he met. And so we decided at that moment his story needed to be told.
This is a tribute to Greg Clamons. It’s a memorial for his family and friends and an introduction for anyone who wasn’t lucky enough to know him when he was alive.
Check it out. If you dig awesome comic art and want to pay tribute, please consider donating.