RIP, Steven Abrams


I have sad news to report. My old friend Steven Abrams died late last month of a heart attack at the age of 54. I first met Steve in 1992 at the San Diego Comics Convention when he was an intern with my first publisher Eclipse, and when he moved to New York shortly afterwards he became my assistant and letterer on Welcome To The Zone. After I moved to Portland and Steve moved to LA, we kept in touch by mail, even when everyone else had switched to pixels, and actually Steve was my last regular snail mail pen pal.

Steven Abrams, date unknown
Steven Abrams, date unknown

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More Letters To Steve

One of the highlights of my recent trip to Los Angeles was a visit to my friend Steven Abrams. In addition to showing me his office at the Jimmy Kimmel show, Steve let me borrow a bunch more of the decorated envelopes I’ve sent him over the years (Previous blog post with more letters to Steve) to scan for that long-planned collection.

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Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women
by Rebecca Traister

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Letters To Steve

Another of my far-flung correspondents has sent me a batch of decorated envelopes. I met Steven Abrams when he was an intern at my first publisher, Eclipse Comics. Later Steve was my assistant on Welcome To the Zone, and now he works for the Jimmy Kimmel Live show in Los Angeles.

Steven Abrams with other Jimmy Kimmel staffers
Steven Abrams with other Jimmy Kimmel staffers

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“The Book Of Dreams”
by Federico Fellini

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