Calamity Cash Fan Appreciation Week: Josh Calandros

If you asked me about an underlying theme in "Calamity Cash & the Town with No Name" and actually got a serious answer out of me, I'd probably say family. And not even family in the traditional sense, but the idea of community, about those we choose to be our loved ones, as much as those who we wind up wrapped up with because they're our blood. Now, for those of you have read it, that might not be entirely clear, or it might not feel like it's there much at all, and that's something I'd understand just fine. It's not the story's linchpin, and as far as importance, it's fine for me for all that to take place off-panel - or, heh, perhaps in "Part 1."

And I'm not often one to espouse the importance of family, either. It's not my style. But I can't think of this project and not consider it integral to the process. It was on my mind when shaping these characters, and I was uniquely blessed to work on this book with two people I've considered closer than family for a long time. And so much has changed over the years while working this comic out, I'd be mad not to point out that both Justin and Laura found their significant others during this long, long road.

I was lucky enough to see Laura walk down the aisle with her beau, one Josh Calandros, and as a fellow comic fan and uber nerd, I couldn't be happier they've found each other. Hokey though it sounds, they share each other's joy now, so it's only fitting that today's Fan is Mr. Laura Calandros himself.

Without any proper links to pimp for Mr. Calandros, and since the bulk of our getting to know each other has been through, I thought I'd just point you towards his page. Thanks Josh!

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"Calamity Cash & The Town with No Name" (25 pages, $3.50, plus shipping): The mother/daughter vigilante team of Tana and Cal Cash are on the run from an Afro-rocking, Kung-Fu assassin, and have been forced to make their last stand in a nameless desert town hiding an unbelievable secret - every last citizen is in the Witness Protection program! Out of gas, low on ammo, and with their backs against the wall, Calamity and Mama Cash become the town's unlikely protectors, but with friends so quickly becoming enemies, and old enemies becoming friends, is the whole place doomed to burn? And will our heroines be the ones to light the first match? A modern-day action/adventure western with words by Randall Nichols, and art by Justin Cornell.

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