Stiletto Heights

I am Jennifer Gordon- a mixed media collage artist and comic writer living in Columbus OH, with my fiance and love- Keith. I specialize in paintings, ACEOS, journals, art boxes and more. I am always available for commissions! Visit my etsy shop at:

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Dear (Insert Name Here Week 9)

**first a disclaimer, usually I am filled with snark and sass with these letters but today I am going a different route, I am going to be sincere...

Dear Terry Moore (writer creator artist of my favorite comic of all time Strangers In Paradise)

First, Terry I have to start out with telling you just how much your series has meant to me, I really feel a profound connection to your characters, in fact at times I think they represent all my best, and all my very worst qualities.

I love them for that, so thank you.

I met you for the second time this past weekend in Pittsburgh, you were there celebrating the end to you long running series, with that in the back of my head, it made me reach Pittsburgh with a somewhat heavy heart.

It took all of my restraint to keep from grabbing you and crying about the book ending, from telling you that at so many times in the past few years the characters in your comic were the closest things I had to friends in this alien tundra that is the mid-west.

I wanted to say these things, and to tell you that I would miss them, almost as much as I miss my actual friends back in New Hampshire....but I didn't say them, I am sure you hear it all the time.

I am also sure that there is a big part of you that is more than happy to put SIP behind you, to move on, to grow, and for all of that I am happy for you, I am...I am just, well...I am very sad for me.

A bit later today I will be headed to the comic shop to pick up the second to last issue you will be producing, and just thinking about it is making my eyes fill with tears and and a stone rest in my stomach.

how did you do it? how did you create such a full world, so multi-layered, all of the characters being so lovable, and so very unlovable all at once?

How did you make them so human?

I could go on and on, but alas, I have the hard work of a starving artist ahead of me today.

So with that I bid you a very fond farewell, and a hope in my heart that the mainstream title you hinted about working on next will be Amazing Spiderman....or any of the Spidey books, just not X-Men...anything but X Men.


Jennifer Gordon

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Blogger jewelstreet said...

love these letters. wish I had thought of one for this week, but I forgot it was Wednesday.

Plus, I'm still mad about not winning. lol.

8:44 AM  
Blogger Craftymoose Crafts said...

Very nice tribute!

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a wonderful letter girl! I have to sit out this time....I can still look at your letter though!
Anyhoo, what a wonderful letter! You gooo! :)
Your the best!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Dear Dude Who is Directing 28 Weeks Later,


I don't know your name, I'm sorry. I saw it in print a couple times, but then I forgot it. I know you directed something prior to your current 28WL gig, but I can't remember what the title of it was.

Obviously, I haven't seen it.

Anyway, I just wanted to drop you a line and say "hey".

I also wanted to say: 28 Weeks Later better not suck.

Director dude (who I think might be named Javier?), I loves me some 28 Days Later. You really can't beat that first movie: Cillian Murphy (my non-gay man crush), script by Alex Garland, oodles of creepiness...

Oh, and zombies. Let us not forget the zombies (I know they are not technically of the "undead" ilk, but let us save that discussion for another time).

Anyway, I'll make this brief ("Too late!" shouts the-man-who's-name-I-think-is-Javier). I'm very excited about the sequel, but you have a lot to live up to. There is a dearth of quality zombie flicks which are not directed by George Romero (don't even get me started on that godawful Dawn of the Dead remake with the running zombies), so I'm jonesing for a fix. If your movie is scary, kinda violent (but not too gross), and has a halfway decent script (hint: character and/or social satire), I will be a happy boy.

Thank you.


PS - Sam Raimi: While we're on the subject, Spider-Man 3 better not suck, my friend.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Karen Beth said...

Great letter, Jenn! I'll have one for next week... Promise!! :)

9:39 AM  
Blogger moogan said...

what a great letter jenn.
I'll be checking out her work.

9:46 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Dear Katie,
Your big doe eyes were staring at me from the cover of Us magazine this week and I had to buy it, even though I swore I would stop. This is all I have to say: I know you had posters of him plastered all over your childhood bedroom, but to me that is a reason to run, not stay. Maybe you could have slept with him once or twice just to say you did, but jeez, you didn't have to marry him! And I know all your "friends" who are silly enough to speak to the press, say you are a bit of a follower to begin with, but you are a momma now and it is time to make some decisions for yourself and your lovely daughter. Snap out of it!

Here is the plan. The next time Posh comes over, you and Suri hide in one of her gigantic handbags and she smuggles you out of the house. She might need to bring Becks to help carry the bag. The Beckhams take you to England and get you protection from Madonna who I am certain scares the pants off your crazy husband. Hang with her and use Kabballah (sp?) to detox from the Scientology brainwashing. Then, when Tom has given up and found a new lamb to help him acheive the eighth level of crazy, your parents can finally take you home and get you back on the road to normal.

You owe it to your daughter.


10:46 AM  
Blogger NancyPearlWannabe said...

Ha! I love the Katie Holmes letter. Oh, Joey Potter, how did you stray so far from the Creek?

12:56 PM  
Blogger alexgirl said...

I'm going to have to check out Strangers In Paradise. I'm not really a comic book person, but it sounds way cool.

2:48 PM  
Blogger dusk&summer said...

If I were Terry reading this I'd so be crying right now.

3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That letter was very sweet and touching. wow, how awesome of you!

I am completely braindead this week, I think I am coming down with something.

On a side note, do you watch the henry rollins show? he has some awesome celeb letters himself. He did one to Toby Keith last week that had me crying. Lets just say he called his album a soundtrack to alcoholism among other things.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Rafe Totengco said...

well said and totally written from the heart

8:56 PM  
Blogger KSV said...

It's still Wednesday in Tucson, AZ, so I am writing a letter.

Dear Reverend Run,

I have recently become a huge fan of your show, Run's House, and I have to say that you are a great role model for kids, teenagers, and adults. You treat your children wonderfully, you cherish your wife, and you handle your business in a very saavy way.

I usually get down on myself for not meeting this insane pressure I put on myself and every time I watch your show and you end it with an overview of your day and love is life it makes me feel better.

In the world of television it's hard to find genuine good people and it's nice to know you haven't let fame and fortune spoil you. PLus, you are freaking hilarious!

Thanks for the laughs and I hope men take a tip from you and adopt a funny, sweet, loving way of life the way you have.

love is life,

P.S. I know, your brother, Russell is going through some massive ugly divorce, but tell him holding Buddhist prayer beads in one hand and cussing isn't going to get him to a higher level of spirituality.

1:02 AM  

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