Saturday, 13 May 2017

"Sandeep, We Hardly Knew Ye"

In a fax earlier this week, Sandeep Atwal notified me that he will be "winding up" his participation at Aardvark-Vanaheim having accepted another position of employment.

As he indicated in his fax, everything is pretty much under control right now [see next post] and it seemed as if the time was right.  It will mean a further delay in both the CEREBUS ARCHIVE NUMBER SEVEN and CEREBUS POSTAGE STAMP NO.1 Kickstarters as we figure out new logistics, but hopefully we'll have an announcement about that in the not-too-distant future.

Sandeep -- who prefers to be called Sandy -- has submitted the first few pages of his CEREBUS IN HELL?  LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY AARDVARKS parody which are very, very funny (and I say that as someone completely unfamiliar with the source material) and will, hopefully, continue to do CEREBUS IN HELL? strips and covers as inspiration and spare time allow.

I know you all join with me in wishing him well in ALL of his future endeavours.


Jeff Seiler said...

It is the first warm Saturday night of the year here in downtown Minneapolis, and the usual "summer" night activity has started up. Lots of extraneous, loud street noise, along with (so far) two circles by low-flying police helicopters.

You know; the usual.

All this while I'm trying to think about my response to the news of Sandy's departure. Or, limited departure. Or, whatever. And, yeah, I can call him Sandy, because I did, sorta kinda, know him (by way of conducting financial transactions) via a (very) few phone calls and emails, a few years ago.

I think the bulk of my reaction will be limited to a phone message to Dave.

But, FWIW, as far as I know, Sandy always tried (tries) his utmost to support and help Dave. Even when (very minorly) flawed, the sincerity of his desire to help, his ideas, his humour,and his all-out effort is to be applauded. That's way more than one can say about most of us, including me.

And, no, this is not a eulogy.

He's not dead.

As far as I know, and God willing.

Carson Grubaugh said...

Best of luck, Sandeep!

Margaret said...

Good luck Sandy :)

Steve Harold said...

My Very Best to you, Sandeep!
Thank you for everything you have done
for Dave and all of us.

dan said...

Good luck, Sandeep, and thanks

Christian said...

All the best Sandeep!
Thanks for all of your hard work! :)

- Christian

Sean R said...

I will always be thankful to Sandeep for all of the great production work he did on the restoration effort--specifically, helping us make the scans as fantastic as possible and greatly improving the quality and consequently, the ease of my part of the job :). Here's hoping that his hilarious work on Cerebus in Hell? continues into the future.

Lee Thacker said...

Cheerio, Sandeep. All the best for your future endeavours.

al roney said...

All the best in the future - and don't be a stranger.

Cory Foster said...

Good luck Sandeep! I hope you'll continue to join us at the FB page and here! Thanks for bringing me in on the CIH? project, I had a lot of fun with it!

Tony Dunlop said...

Best wishes to a stand-up guy.

Eddie said...

Best wishes Sandeep! Thanks for all the help and assistance and work you provided for Dave, Aardvark-Vanaheim, and us Fans. We wouldn't be where we are today without it! Don't be a stranger!