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But in the most respectful, saddest way you can imagine:

He's dead, Jim.
Li'l Kitty by FMTFluver
Li'l Kitty
Another piece by Tebra, who sells a lot of stuff on eBay… .  Don't think I commissioned this one, it's something Tebra came up with and put up for auction.  Again, if you like TG, you'll like Tebra's stuff.
I should probably wait to write about this next year, the 30th anniversary.  But Peter David in his blog brought the subject up and revived memories too strong to ignore.  I've a feeling it will do the same for a lot of the people who read this.  I invite them to comment:

I was at the beginning of my third (and, as it turned out, final) year as Staff Editor for “Comics Buyer’s Guide” and “Goldmine.” I was filing photographs for the latter (a newspaper for record collectors) when one of the women who worked in production came in to tell us that the space shuttle had exploded. I wandered to where my desk was near Don and Maggie Thompson’s, and Don was talking about it. As it turned out, Steven, the youngest of the Thompsons, had been home from school and saw the first broadcasts. He called his dad to tell him the news. I think it spread throughout the company soon after. The new was broadcast from radio over the Krause PA system.

I got home for lunch and called my friend Rosie. The first words out of her mouth were “Did you see it?” I turned on CNN and, not long after, the tape played. It was the entire tape, showing the shuttle sluggishly lifting off, then soaring heavenward, and then the awful explosion of the main tank and the two booster rockets going off by themselves, leaving the trail behind them like some hideous insect antennae. Then the camera went back to capture the expressions of the McAullife family, the people slowly leaving the stands, one woman talking to someone, the woman yelling “It’s just not there!”

That night, when I got home from work, I watched the coverage on CNN for two hours. (It was the only game in cable news at the time.)  I was going to watch the CBS News special at 9 oclock Central, but I suddenly realized how tired I was. I think it was one of the times I can look back and realize I was emotionally exhausted.

The next day, I got to work early and wrote much of the editorial that would run the following issue of CBG. Don and Maggie would add their own thoughts, as well as doing some edits on what I’d written, but much of it was unchanged. I especially remember mentioning Norman Mailer’s book about the first moon landing, “Fire on the Moon,” reminding people that traveling into space required riding atop a pillar of fire, something we’d come to take for granted. When the column was published, it was one of the few editorials to run with all three of our names as the writers.

I don’t remember if I put this in the column, but it popped into my head around that time that the news about Challenger may have hit people of that time the way the news about the Titanic hit people in its day. Not in terms of the death toll, of course, Titanic was much greater in that respect. But both ships represented technology, a technology that the people of the time were proud of — but also complacent about. And then that complacency was shattered in the most horrific way imaginable. And I think everyone watching every shuttle launch following Challenger, for a split second, relived that awful moment.

MJ by JRSR by FMTFluver
I'm afraid I sold this one years ago.  Nope, it didn't go cheap!
Doggy Pryde? by FMTFluver
Doggy Pryde?
There are certain characters that you should never EVER call (or even think of as) a bitch when you're in their presence.

This is another piece of art done by Tebra, who frequently sells on eBay.  His stuff will especially appeal to those of you who are TG fans.  Keep in mind some of his stuff is NOT for kids!  Go here:…
But in the most respectful, saddest way you can imagine:

He's dead, Jim.


Kim Metzger
United States
Former Staff Editor on Comics Buyer's Guide, now working for Uncle Sam at the USPS. Am a fan of comic books, cartoons, just about all female transformations (TG and female feline excluded).



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tyke44060 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
You are welcome!
tyke44060 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
I was happy to fave Big Red as I love all the Tex Avery cartoons. I found a few more fun pieces in your gallery and faved those too.
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FMTFluver Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Best of the season to you, too.  Thank you.
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Sun Community; what deviantART is all about! Have your cake and eat it too Happy birthday :D (Big Grin)
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Happy Birthday! Have a great day! spaz kermit 
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happy birthday
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Happy birthday!
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