A Special Request for Joe Simon’s Birthday

Sigh, I guess I was too naive. I had hoped that people would honor my request to keep this on this blog. But it got posted on Byrne Robotics forum. It is no longer there but the damage has been done. I hope Joe does not get too many crazies sending him email. Anyway I felt I had to remove Joe’s email address before any more harm was done. Anyone still wishing to send Joe birthday greatings can email me athmendryk at yahoo dot com and I will provide it privately.

It seems a list called Imvan has also ignored my request to keep this on this blog. I have no idea what that group is about but obviously they have little respect. I guess I am going to have to file this as one of my worse ideas.

I visit Joe every two or three weeks and he seems in excellent health. His birthday is approaching so I have a special request to make to the readers of the Simon and Kirby Blog. Actually it is a two part request.

  1. I would like to keep this request and Joe’s email address here, and not have it posted to any other group, blog or list.
  2. I would like my readers to send happy birthday greetings to Joe sometime between now and his birthday (October 11). Say what you like but I am sure Joe would appreciate a kind word about what his work has meant to you. His email is:

Surely my readers are also fan’s of the work done by Simon and Kirby. We no longer have the opportunity to tell Jack what he meant to us, but it is not too late for Joe.

6 thoughts on “A Special Request for Joe Simon’s Birthday

  1. nick caputo


    I sent my birthday wishes to Joe and recieved a reply a short time later. I would urge all to do the same. I had the pleasure of meeting Joe and it was a real pleasure. Not only is he a comics pioneer, he is a gentleman as well.

    Nick Caputo

  2. Ger Apeldoorn

    Unbelievable that someone would republish such a thing. Some people, huh. COuld you e-mail me the adress, as I am composing a congratulation to Joe. Or should I send it to you and will you send it on?

  3. Diego Maya

    Don’t be too hard on yourself, man. Your intentions are good. I send my greetings to mister Simon and he really is a very nice guy. Keep up the good work!!

  4. Luke Blanchard

    Mr. Mendryk, thank you very much for offering to pass the messages on. I’ve sent you one. When I tried to send you one I got an error message, so I’d appreciate knowing if it reached you. My regards, Luke Blanchard.

  5. Harry Post author


    Sorry but I got no message from you. Others have succeeded so I do not think that there is any problem with the address I supplied. I also tried to email you based on the email address that you supplied with the comment but that failed. If you are on the Kirby list you can find my other email address in the member listing as hmendryk.


  6. Luke Blanchard

    Thanks. I’ve mailed you another message now. My e-mail address has changed, and I didn’t realise I hadn’t changed it here – sorry about that.

    I really appreciate the chance, because I really have been enjoying Simon stories all my life.

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