Have you seen this man? Searching for The Emperor…

As some of you may know, for many years I produced a small press magazine called The End is Nigh. It was a hell of an undertaking, which took its toll on my health as well as my bank balance. However, it could never have happened if it weren’t for the small band of lunatics who helped me . Chief amongst these was Dan, aka ‘The Emperor’, whose expertise and knowledge base was so extensive, and his writing so accessible, that without him The End is Nigh would not have been half as interesting, never mind published at all.

Since those heady days, Dan went on to become one of the most active moderaters over at the 2000ADonline.com forum, as well as at the Fortean Times messageboard. His work rate always boggled my mind, especially for someone so amenable and easy to get on with. In short, he’s a great, intelligent, talented guy.

However, I and many other people who have worked (and have been working) with him have not heard from Dan since the beginning of August.

And, to be frank, we’re starting to get a little concerned.

Dan has always been a very private person and beyond his usual e-mail addresses we have no means of contacting him. There are undoubtedly many reasons why he might have gone offline, but as his friends we’re obviously worried.

If you know Dan, or if you’ve seen him active online since August, please do get in touch – even if it’s just to let us know that he’s okay.