Yesterday Ray Bradbury passed away and I wanted to write a little bit about the importance of his work to me. Today’s comic probably took place when I was about 11 or 12 years old. Although I can’t remember the exact age, I can recall (with staggering detail) the moment that my dad gave me The Martian Chronicles. I can’t say how much science fiction I enjoyed before then, but that book began my obsession with sci-fi and laid the groundwork for my fascination with the horror genre. I’ve enjoyed many of Bradbury’s other books, but the significance of the The Martian Chronicles┬áin my life has long given me a special connection to Bradbury.

Bradbury’s stories encouraged me develop my own perspectives and think in unconventional ways. For that I am thankful and I know that I am a more creative person because of his work. Thank you, Ray Bradbury.