I just got word today that one of my mentors, and a great friend of mine, Barry Blair, passed away today. I don’t have much in the way of details and I have absolutely no clue what to say at a time like this. Barry was a great guy, an incredible teacher and an amazing artist. He created hundreds of comics, including Elflord, Samurai, Dragonring, China Sea, Realmwalkers — too many to list. I miss the big guy already.