Friday, December 18, 2009
This Sunday (December 20) is "Pistol" Pete Klaus' birthday!
For the few of you who don't know Pete, I need to clarify that he is one of the world's greatest Phantom fans and collectors, as well as the co-founder of the Friends of the Phantom club. (You can read a nice article about Pete Klaus' collection by clicking here)
I have the privilege of having known Pete for a few years, during which he helped me getting better acquainted with the world of The Phantom and with the great family of Phantom Phriends, scattered around the world.
Pete has a positive and upbeat personality which helps him and others to make it through the trials of life, big or small as they might be. Just a few days ago, following a huge rainstorm which hit Maryland, Pete's basement was flooded and he lost about 900 issues of Fantomen (from the 1950s on up) and other Phantom memorabilia. When he told me what happened, over the phone, he didn't express any regrets for the loss; instead, he went on enumerating all the good things he and his family had been blessed with.
I'd like to invite all of you (even if you don't know Pete) to wish him a happy birthday, by adding a comment below this post. (I will then send him an email with a link to this post)
I'm not going to say how old Pete is, but I will give you a hint by dedicating to him the following video (He he he ;-)
Today, (December 19) I also received the following from fellow-artist Eugenio Mattozzi. Enjoy!