I just found out that John Hall, one of the guys who worked on Spider-Man with me, died yesterday - his cancer killed him - it came as a shock to me, because everytime I talked to him he seemed to have such faith that he was either out of the woods or he'd get out of the woods soon.
I've been rereading his blog about cancer - http://overcode.yak.net/3.
For some reason, one of the things that really gets to me is he mentions reading the Harry Potter series and I'm bummed that he'll never get to find out how it ends. I'm sure that was the last fucking thing on his mind, of all the zillions of things he'll never get to do that was probably pretty low on the list, but there it is.
One thing about John was he kept working, on and off, on Ultimate Spider-Man, during the course of his illness. How awesome is that? I'd probably curl up and mope in my home all day. I hope everybody loves that game just for John's sake: he could have spent the last years of his life doing other stuff, but he kept working on Ultimate Spider-Man.