Holy jeez. Never, in all my years of having an April first birthday, have I ever had a prank this good played on me (though when I used to sell classified ads and all my clients canceled their ads on the same day, leaving me broke, that was close).
So thanks to my wife Cori -- and all my fellow creative pals -- and all the sites that helped post it. Every damn one of them is a place (and person) I love to read. My wife knows me well -- and it was nice to know that if she wanted to cheat on me, I clearly would have no idea.
Also, best part? My film agent who called and said, "I believed it.". Thanks for the faith. To see the full prank:
- From my pal Whitney's Pop Candy USA Today blog.
- From Publishers Weekly.
- From ComicBookResources.
- From IGN.
- From Newsarama.
- From ComicAlliance.
- And from the beautiful Geoff Boucher and the LA Times Hero Complex.
But most of all, thanks to all the family and friends who sent love. You know I don't have "readers." I have family and friends. Always have. That's the ONLY reason I get to still do this and on a day like my birthday -- when I usually get all sappy and sad -- thanks for making me feel so blessed. I never ever forget you're there. Ever.
If I could buy each of you something expensive -- like a first-class Bar Mitzvah -- I would.