R.I.P. ‘Confessions of a Cereal Eater’ Writer Rob Maisch

Rick Marshall

Rick Marshall was Online Managing Editor for ComicMix before joining MTV's SplashPage. Previously, he was Online Content Manager for Wizard Entertainment. He has written for several daily newspapers, alternative weekly newspapers, trade magazines and online media, and was named "Writer of the Year" by the New York Press Association in 2005.

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6 Responses

  1. Tony Isabella says:

    Damn. Rob and I went way back. When we were teenagers, he used to draw the occasional cover for my apazines. Not that most of the folks here know what an "apazine" is. He was a good guy and a very funny writer. Go with God, buddy.

  2. Chad Anderson says:

    Never met the man, but I'm really sorry to hear that. I loved the original "Confessions of a Cereal Eater" collection and was always happy to see a new issue when they were later coming out in serial form. He had some great stories; I imagine they were even better when he was telling them in person.

  3. Scott Rudge says:

    Rob was a great friend and a lively spirit. I am going to miss him very much.

  4. James Friel says:

    I knew Rob over a period of about 35 years–when I was just beginning to distribute new comics, he was an employee of one of my first customers, the Curious Book Shop, in East Lansing Mich. I last saw him at San Diego a couple of years ago. He was good people.

  5. Jack Perkowski says:

    Rob Maisch, alias "Rocco", was one of my best friends at Michigan State Univ. during those years when many of the stories in "Confessions of a Cereal Eater" originated….in reality!!! I myself was one of the characters (The Weasel) in some of the anectodal short stories from Bawdiers, which was our floor name in the MSU dorm from 1971-1973. I will miss my friend, my pal, our memories. Jack Perkowski

  6. Anonymous says:

    i only met rob once, but he was a really kind, down to earth guy.i'll always enjoy re-reading the cereal eater stories he wrote.:-(