Author Archives: Bill Schelly


Murphy Anderson, 1926 – 2015

Murphy Anderson, whose artwork spanned the Golden, Silver and Bronze ages of comics, has passed away. He was 89. Continue reading


Harvey Kurtzman: The Man who Created MAD and Revolutionized Humor in America Excerpt

In this excerpt from Bill Schelly’s forthcoming biography Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad and Revolutionized Humor in America, the author chronicles the lifespan of the magazine Humbug. Rebounding from the abrupt cancellation of Trump (the magazine he had left Mad to produce) after only two issues, Kurtzman rallied an all-star cast of cartoonists for their next endeavor. Continue reading


Nick Cardy, 1920-2013

The inventive and beloved artist of Bat Lash and Teen Titans has died. Continue reading


Carmine Infantino Passes Away at 87

An overview of Carmine Infantino’s development as an artist and his corporate career. Continue reading


Joe Kubert, 1926-2012

The longtime comic book artist of Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, Hawkman and Tarzan has passed away. Continue reading