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Maybe Ask First

Today on the site: Tom Spurgeon in conversation with Brian Ralph and C.F. at the 2011 Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival. And Frank Santoro gives us a peek at his comic book haul.

In other news:

Comic book veteran and the last surviving artist to have been published in Action Comics #1, Sheldon Moldoff, has passed away. We’ll have his TCJ interview and an obituary online later this week.

Tom Spurgeon (him again!) has a great interview with Charles Hatfield about his book Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby. TCJ is working on a roundtable discussion of Hatfield’s excellent work.

And finally, a handful of mid-1980s video interviews with comic book artists have popped up on YouTube, courtesy of an organization called Big City D2D. Particularly noteworthy is the Marie Severin piece in which she talks about creating characters and is extremely funny, to boot.

Marie Severin

Howard Chaykin

Will Eisner

Gold.


One Response to Maybe Ask First

  1. DC issued a statement about Moldoff’s passing, in which only his Golden Age work is mentioned. His years as a ghost artist for Batman were completely ignored (maybe for legal reasons?):

    http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2012/03/03/remembering-sheldon-moldoff/

    Not really surprising, but still disappointing.

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