Født: 2. august 1970
Født: 2. august 1970
This is how I’ll always see you, Stan Lee: as our benevolent leader and king, smiling down from your eternal throne on the generations of imaginations you fed and inspired. You were the first creator whose voice I knew before I’d ever actually heard it. You dreamed up some of my favorite modern myths and created characters that instilled in me a moral barometer, teaching me right from wrong and showing me it’s always better to be a hero instead of a villain. Your characters represented us: yes, they had extraordinary, unbelievable abilities, but they were also reflections of a world we knew, where a Spider-Man is really just a boy who wants to help. You showed me how to interact with the audience whenever you stepped onto Stan’s Soapbox to reach out to the readers. You showed me how to advocate for my field beyond the actual art itself whenever you tub thumped for comic books outside of the medium. It was never enough for you to simply make a comic because you were a true salesman at heart. So you not only sold comics, you sold me *on* comics - so much so that I built a life and career around your dreams and ideals. When you did Mallrats with us, you not only made a lifelong fan’s dream come true, you also lent me comic book credibility that I still get to spend today. And whether it was for Comic Book Men or Yoga Hosers, whenever I asked to borrow your heat again, you were always there for me with a smile. Your love story with Joanie and your long, happy marriage always shined as an example of what I wanted for my personal life. I long admired (and emulated) your kindness and patience and sense of humor when dealing with your public. Outside of my parents, you were the one adult who gave me the most useful life skills I still use today. Thank you, Stan, for making me not only the boy I was but also the man I am today. You had great power and you always used it responsibly, fostering billions of dreamers who all know your name - a name written in the stars for all time. You were not just the literary titan of comic books, you were our modern day Mark Twain. I will miss you all my days, my friend and hero. Excelsior forevermore. #KevinSmith #StanLee
If I look different in this promo for my SILENT BUT DEADLY standup show it’s because we shot it the night of my heart attack. This is the face of a man on the verge of a medical emergency! Pre-order #SilentButDeadly now only on iTunes and get it on 11/13! https://apple.co/2Dbi1IF
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CLERKS was released in theaters 24 years ago today! While “Clerks” is what everybody else calls it, in my head, I call it “The Little Movie That Could.” Or “My Artistic Hail Mary.” When I’m feeling spiritual, I call it “The Wellspring From Which All Blessings Flow.” And when I feel like overstating it, I call it “My Moon Landing” - because that’s what it felt like. For years, I looked to the stars and wondered what it would be like up there. Then one day, this creaky little rocket of a first film became our bridge to the heavens. It was a spacecraft held together with spit, glue, naïveté & determination. And luckily for me, I wasn’t alone: I took the treacherous trip with the greatest astronauts Indie Film ever produced: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer, David Klein, Scott Mosier and of course, Jay Mewes. On this day 24 years ago, our first film slipped the surly bonds of Jers and blasted off into cinema history. 24 years later, some of the Clerks cats have gone on to way bigger things: Scott Mosier is about to release his feature animation co-directing debut, The Grinch, while David Klein has been the cinematographer on Homeland for years now. But for Clerks graduates like me and Jay Mewes? Some things never change: we’ll be back out in front of that same Quick Stop when we start shooting our next flick in early 2019, entitled #jayandsilentbobreboot! Thank you to not only my Clerks crew but also everyone who ever gave our l’il flick a try over the last 24 years. You were our rocket fuel!
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