Great Responsibility

John Romita, Jr.I’m not mentioning Spider-Man here because of the movie’s killer box office returns or its disappointingly heavy-handed second half. Rather, I thought I should note that long-time “Spider-Man” comic book artist John Romita, Jr. is continuously sketching Spider-Man right now in Times Square for fans, going for a record of 48 straight hours. That may sound kind of stupid, but he’s selling each sketch for US$25, with the goal of raising money for his niece’s chemotherapy treatment. Pretty remarkable.