Today on the site:
One of the great comics historians, Ron Goulart, begins a new column for us. Remembrance of Comics Past will feature Ron's correspondences with cartoonists, beginning this week with Howard Sherman. As he explains:
Over the years I persisted, writing to comic strip artists, comic book artists and a few sports cartoonist. I heard from Bill Everett, Bob Lubbers, Will Eisner, Bart Tumey, Norman Maurer, Frank Godwin, George Storm and a host of others. Being a packrat by nature, I held onto the all the letters and drawings that I got. Tacked many of them on my bedroom walls, until I moved across the Bay to play the ad game at a San Francisco agency when I was 22. By the time I left advertising in the late 1960s, I had gathered a substantial collection of letters.
It's an honor to have Ron aboard.
And Brandon Soderberg reviews the new Conan the Barbarian series from Wood and Cloonan.
-A very intriguing account of stolen Joe Simon art.
-Drew Friedman opened an art show in Brooklyn.
-I agree, this is a gorgeous comic book cover.
-Jack Kirby: Dance!
-The time NYC was briefly not in love with Milton Glaser.