Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. I can't believe some of the people that have contacted me from my past. I've had to pull out my yearbook just to remember who they are. Even, those I enjoyed hearing from only remind me that if they were real friends why did we lose touch for 25 years.
Yet. making a connection (however tenuous) with the likes of Mary Fleener, Josh Cotter, Ho Che Anderson, Steve Lafler , John Porcellino, Paul Hornschemeier, Terry LaBan, Stephen Bissette, Gary Spencer Millidge, Cayetano Garza Jr., Richard Sala and Gabrielle Bell can't hurt any cartoonist from beneath the underground. It also restores my faith in the cartoonist fraternity that I began to doubt when many lesser names than those I just mentioned didn't bother to reciprocate my friendship here on livejournal.
Perhaps, that is one of the main reasons you continue to receive comp copies of my comics. As even though we've never met I still consider you to be a true friend.