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Better Weird Than Plastic

March 13, 2013

Better Weird Than PlasticWhen I submitted to The Horror Show, Dave Silva gave me my first handwritten rejection letter. He told me to “keep trying” and signed it “Better Weird Than Plastic.” I had a button made, and it still sits next to my computer. For twenty years I’ve endeavored to do just that–keep trying while embracing the glorious weirdness in this all-too-often plastic world. Dave Silva made a difference. Today I found out he died. He will be missed by many.

For another fond reminiscence of Dave Silva, check out Mark Sieber’s piece at The Horror Drive-In.

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  1. March 14, 2013 3:11 am

    Oh, that’s too bad. But it’s great that he touched your life and gave you something to think about. I’m sure he affected many, and they’ll miss him. Not many of us can say that…

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