Turns out, there's no "general purpose" thread for KEW on this forum (the "Kane" thread can be found here). I meant to post this thread as a "memorial tribute" to the man, thinking that today (the 15th) was the day of his passing (I've thought so for years). Turns out, I was two days late. To paraphrase Lemmy, "Wagner luck". Two days late and a bunch of never-written tales short. Still, exact anniversary or not, respects should be paid. So, in honor of Karl, I say grab some Tennessee-style barbecue, chase it with a malt (NOT the abomination called a "shake") and then wind down with a bottle of Jack. At least, that seems to be how Karl liked it.
The official website: http://karledwardwagner.org
His friend, John Mayer's remembrances: http://www.popcultma...r/wagner01.html
Steve Tompkins' great essay-trilogy comparing Wagner with Leone:
Once again, here's the link to the "Kane only" thread here on the forum: