Just as I was cutting my teeth on a cartoon series featuring SOFREP’s own storied writer Alex Hollings, he pulls up anchor to move onto another publishing challenge — editor!

I affectionately remember the early days of Alex, A-Blast as I call him, working as a young apprentice for SOFREP delivering mail, shining shoes, and hammering out the occasional essay on Extra Terrestial Life:

“What’s yer name and where ya from, kid?”

“Alexander, Mr. Geo… from Georgia, Sir.”

“Georgia… well ain’t that peachy — HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!”

“So… ya say ya wanna be a writer — eh, kid?”

“Yes Sir, Mr. Geo!”