Author Archives: Michael Dean

Cartoonist Gahan Wilson Dies at the age of 89

Gahan Wilson, one of the most influential and respected cartoonists in the medium, passed away on November 21st, 2019. Continue reading

 

Comics Journalist Tom Spurgeon Dies at the age of 50

Comics journalist Tom Spurgeon passed away on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 at the age of 50. Continue reading

 

Biographer and Comics Fandom Chronicler Bill Schelly Dies Unexpectedly at 67

Michael Dean outlines the life and accomplishments of one of comics’s preeminent biographers, Bill Schelly. Continue reading

 

Scott Rosenberg’s Platinum Pipeline to Hollywood

Scott Mitchell Rosenberg is recently back in industry news, regarding his partial ownership of the rights to Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood. In this article from TCJ #265 (January-February 2005), Michael Dean traces Rosenberg’s trajectory through comics industry and Hollywood up to that point. Continue reading

 

Fuzz & Pluck creator Ted Stearn Dead at 57

Ted Stearn, one of the funniest cartoonists in alternative comics and alternative animation, died on February 1. Continue reading

 

Supernatural Law Creator Batton Lash Dead at 65

Wolff & Byrd creator Batton Lash died Saturday at the age of 65 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Though he was never a star of the comics mainstream, the announcement drew a surge of web posts from fans … Continue reading

 

Stan Lee: 1922-2018

There may be no figure in the history of comics simultaneously more revered and more reviled than Lee, the human face of the comics industry for a generation. Continue reading

 

Scandal Involving CBLDF’s Charles Brownstein Leads to Women’s Empowerment Fund

This 2006 article investigates allegations against CBLDF executive director, and explains how they led to the creation of a women’s empowerment fund. Continue reading