Thirteen years ago I woke to a call from my Mom, making sure I was okay, asking if I’d heard what happened to the Twin Towers. Today, thirteen years later, the Towers and my Mom are both gone, along with over 3,000 men and women who lost their lives on that fateful day.
I wrote a comic about what I saw and felt that day. It was illustrated by the wonderful artists at Insight Studios, included the late Gray Morrow’s final sequentials, and was collected in a book titled 9-11: Emergency Relief. The comic, “Letters From a Broken Apple,” is archived by the Library of Congress and you can see the pages here. Scroll down and click on the individual pages.
I ended the comic with the words “I’m okay, you’re okay.” But thirteen years later, seeing how much we’ve lost and what the effects that day had on the world, I’m not quite sure that’s true. Instead, I’ll focus on my other words: “Stay in touch, stay safe.”
And never forget.