Wip. When I heard of Stan Lee’s passing, I wanted to rush home and put as much pencil on paper as possible to capture what I was feeling. Words truly can’t describe how much his magic shaped who I am. I came to America at a very young age so very long ago as a refugee. This new world was so big, so strange, so scary, and sometimes mean. I was awkward, shy, and feeling more times than not, as an outcast. Stan Lee created a whole new universe for me to escape to. It was filled with imagination, humor, adventure, science, fantasy, magic, and people I could relate to. I learned about courage, kindness, compassion, integrity, honor, determination, Hope, and love from his creations. I like to think they were an extension of who Stan Lee was as a person. The stories and the art were amazing and I wanted to read and draw every comic I could get my hands on. I couldn’t wait to hear your voice on every Marvel cartoon. There were so many life lessons in each comic. Among many things, I learned right from wrong and to always stand up when you get knocked down. That good will always triumph over evil. You made the world a better place, and I want thank you for being so brave and kind to share your genius with me through your work. Rip and ...Excelsior!
I thought I’d share this moment when @therealstanlee was being inducted as a Disney legend. I almost got kicked out taking pics and video on this momentous occasion. The Disney photographers was asking “excuse me who are you?” I replied I’m with Stan and #nuffsaid. They stopped bugging me after that lol
“Anything that can be done to help present the point of view of these young people without being patronizing, without hostility, with respect, with attention would be a very beneficial thing.” -Stan Lee, in 1968, (during the height of the Vietnam war) about the generation gap in the United States at the time, and Marvel Comics roll in it. 🙏🏻 @therealstanlee 🙏🏻 #stanlee#ripstanlee#nuffsaid#excelsior