Caliber Presents #1: “Victims”
The premiere issue of the relaunched anthology series from long-running independent press Caliber Comics featured the Split Lip story “Victims,” which was drawn by Steven Perkins.
Caliber—both the company and the anthology—were the baby of writer/editor/publisher Gary Reed. Gary died unexpectedly, and far too young, in Oct. 2016. I only met Gary once—it was at Boston Comic Con; I think in 2016, but it could have been 2015—but he and I had emailed many times over the years. He enjoyed Split Lip and, I believe, it was there that he saw the work of Sami Makkonen, who went on to draw number of Gary’s “Deadworld” stories.
It was a shock to hear of Gary’s death. I miss him.