Around the Tubes

Tom Spurgeon
Portrait by Michael Netzer for his Portraits of the Creators Sketchbook, from Wikimedia Commons.

While I didn’t know Tom Spurgeon very well, the few times I met him in person he was always friendly. There was a clear enthusiasm for comics and he’s a journalist and historian we comic bloggers could look up to. This (almost) daily column was inspired by his site and his willingness to round up interesting stories, and he often linked to us. There’s a gap in comics journalism with Tom’s passing. This special “Around the Tubes” features many of the pieces from various sites honoring Tom and his impact on the industry.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

– Brett

Below is just some of the tributes to Tom from sites, please add more in the comments or leave your own thoughts.

The Beat – RIP Tom Spurgeon
The Comichron – Remembering a great comics journalist: Tom Spurgeon
ComicMix – Tom Spurgeon: 1969-2019
ICv2 – R.I.P. Tom Spurgeon
Newsarama – COMICS REPORTER’s Tom Spurgeon Dies at Age 50
Smash Pages – Tom Spurgeon, RIP