This came from a thread on cartoonist Scott Shaw!s excellent Oddball Comics forum. I’m turning it into an e-mailable post. If this comes back to your in-box a year later, I’m to blame.
So, which writer was most concerned about his reputation after his death?
- Charles Dickens?
- Walt Whitman?
- Mark Twain?
- Ernest Hemingway?
- or Bob Kane?
Now, to be fair, some of the authors’ simple markers are next to much bigger and showier monuments, or inside mausoleums. And we’re not sure whether this was Kane’s choice for a memorial. And sharing turf with Bob in Forest Lawn are more than a few celebrities whose markers resemble their resumes. Some people just want to make certain they’re remembered after they’re gone. Perhaps they’ve seen the example of friends who were forgotten.