Comics Ate My Brain

November 17, 2008

Get well soon, Carla and Lance

Filed under: meta — Tom Bondurant @ 11:39 pm
You’ve probably heard by now that my friend and colleague Carla Hoffman was badly burned, as was her husband Lance, while trying to escape the Southern California wildfires. They’ll probably be in the hospital for a while, and are expected to recover, but they’ve lost their house. Goodness knows I can’t imagine what they’ve been through.

I “met” Carla (in the online/email sense) when she joined Blog@Newsarama in the summer of 2006, but I didn’t meet her in person until the 2007 San Diego Comic-Con. (Unfortunately, I haven’t met Lance.) If you think her blogging is energetic and passionate about comics, she moves about ten times as fast in real life. She is a real dynamo, and I can’t imagine her not in perpetual motion, let alone laid up for days or weeks.

Please help them out. I know I will. Donations may be made to

The Lance and Carla Burn Fund
Santa Barbara Bank and Trust
1483 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA 93108-1248

1 Comment »

  1. I have known Carla since gradeschool, as she was my close friend throughout. She has an energy about her that is undeniable. Seeing her each week at our local comic book shop, Metro Entertainment, and getting her suggestion for the best stories out there is a highlight of my week. She has, quite literally, been influential in my development of what I call “myself”. If you’ve been touched by Carla or Lance, then you know how I feel about this news. For those who can help, a fund has been set up for them and any contribution will be helpful in rebuilding their lives. Thank you for your considerations.Sincerely,Paul T.

    Comment by Anonymous — November 19, 2008 @ 2:03 am

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