Bob Burden, creator of The Flaming Carrot and Mystery Men, has been in the hospital, in critical condition, after emergency surgery a couple of weeks ago. He’s expected to be released later this month, after winding up a week in intensive care just a few days ago. Well wishers can send cards and other missives to him in care of his publisher:

Bob Burden Best Wishes
c/o Desperado Publishing
51 South Peacthree Street
Suite 8 Norcross, GA 30071

While The Flaming Carrot has managed to exist outside of the spotlight of mainstream attention, a one-shot gag team of supporting characters was the basis of the unjustly overlooked 1999 movie, “Mystery Men,” which starred Ben Stiller and Janeane Garofalo.

In addition to being one of the nicest guys in comics, Bob has spent the last quarter-century creating some of the most entertaining, surreal comic books on the market. He’ll be out of commission for at least two months. Let’s hope he recovers quickly so he can start making more bizarre comic books.