Welcome once again to What Are You Reading?, where we talk about exactly what the title implies every Sunday. Today’s special guest contributor is BOOM! Studios editor Ian Brill, who works on their Farscape line, the Eisner-nominated Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and the upcoming CBGB comic, among others. He’s also the writer of a new Darkwing Duck miniseries coming from BOOM! later this year.
To see what Ian and the Robot 6 gang have been reading this week, click the link below.
Our friends Carla and Lance Hoffman, who were badly burned in November during the Tea Fire in Santa Barbara County, Calif., were released from the hospital on Wednesday.
According to an update on the Lance and Carla Fund website, the two made Olive Garden their first stop. “They were celebrating and taking in a myriad of smells and sensations after two months of hospitalization,” writes Lance’s mother Linda Hoffman. “It was an exciting time!”
They will stay with Lance’s grandmother in La Habra so they can continue physical and occupational therapies with burn specialists at UC Irvine Medical Center.
In related news, the eBay auction of the original artwork generously donated by Walt Simonson ended today with a winning bid of $5,799. We at Robot 6 are floored by the outcome, and extremely grateful to Mr. Simonson.
The proceeds from that, and our other auctions, will directly benefit Carla and Lance.
I linked to the awesome artwork Walt Simonson donated to our auctions for our injured friends Carla and Lance Hoffman a few days ago, and since our latest round is about to end I thought I’d show off a few more pieces currently available for bidding. First up, a Wonder Woman original watercolor by Jose Carlos:
I had a huge fanboy moment this week when I received this in my email from Walt Simonson:
Walt was kind enough to donate the piece to our auctions for our friends Carla and Lance Hoffman, who, according to their Facebook page, may be discharged soon. Lance’s sister offers an update, saying they were moved to Acute Rehab this past week, as their surgeries are done and healing well. Now they’re focused on rebuilding their strength and mobility via occupational and physical therapy.
You can bid on the Simonson artwork here, unless I beat you to it. And many thanks to Walt for the donation, and to Scott Dunbier for helping to make it happen.
This was a tremendous weekend for those of us who work on the blog; I appreciate all the “Welcome back!” comments we’ve seen over the last three days. I have to admit, though, that as we start to get comfortable in our new digs, there’s still something missing, something that’s keeping it from feeling completely like home just yet. It was only a short time ago that we found out our friend and fellow blogger Carla Hoffman and her husband Lance were burnt pretty bad in the Tea Fire in Santa Barbara, Calif. I think I’ve said it just about every time I’ve posted (or emailed or talked) about her, but her energy and enthusiasm really brought a lot to the site and to our group of bloggers, and we miss her greatly.
On the Facebook site dedicated to the two of them, Lance’s sister Kristin shared some good news on Christmas day, saying both of them were awake and well enough to receive visitors. And this week she updated the site with the story of what happened to Carla and Lance the day of the fire, now that Lance is awake enough to share it: