Get well soon, Phil Yeh!

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Artist Phil Yeh is a familiar sight at comics and books shows, painting murals as part of his “Cartoonists Across the World” literacy campaign which he’s been doing for over 20 years.

Just a week ago, at the Big Apple Con, I was chatting with him, and marveling at the long line for artist Phil Ortiz, who was drawing Simpsonized caricatures of congoers.

However, Phil Yeh was absent at his BEA booth, and his girlfriend Linda has revealed that he suffered a small stroke on Monday and was hospitalized in NYC until Thursday. However, the prognosis is very good, writes Linda: “we are confident he will be fine with some physical therapy. It is impossible to keep him down.”

Phil is one of my old-time mentors, who gave me my start interviewing people like Moebius and Matt Groening back in the day. He is indeed impossible to keep down and we wish him the speediest of recoveries!

Comments

  1. Steve Schanes says:

    Phil Yeh has been a friend for over 35 years. He is one of the building block of our industy. Always a pleasure to be around. I wish him a speedy recovery.
    Steve Schanes

  2. Get well soon, Phil!

  3. phil is a great force in comics and for literacy and for advocating for kids…and a good friend. we talked at big apple and i just couldn’t find him at BEA. shocked to learn why here. you can’t keep a good man down and they don’t come any better than phil. my deepest wishes are for a speedy recovery,too. and also linda is in my thoughts, also.

  4. scott Dunbier says:

    Get well soon, buddy! Look forward to seeing you in San Diego.

  5. Phil is an unstoppable force of nature -hoping for the best! Get well soon!!

  6. Suzene says:

    Aw, no. Here’s hoping for a quick recovery.

  7. jonrob5000 says:

    Met Phil at the Singapore con. Great guy with a million and one stories.
    Here’s to a speedy and full recovery

  8. Martha Thomases says:

    Phil has to get better. We need him now more than ever.

  9. Sparky Santos says:

    I remember Cobblestones … Phil is unstoppable though.

    He will get better.

  10. MB Roberts says:

    It would take more than a hospital stay to keep this guy down. Hope you are good as new in no time.

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