Category Archives: Cartoonists

The Secrets of Spider-Man!

I just found out that my niece Heather thought that Spider-Man’s webbing is organic (like in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man films) as opposed to a device that Peter Parker created. For her to make this mistake is bad Uncle-ing on … Continue reading

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Coloring Spider-Man

Back in 1992, when I was the colorist on staff at King Features Syndicate, I got the chance to color the Spider-Man newspaper strip. Usually this would be handled by someone Marvel hired, but if it was a reprint or … Continue reading

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Wizard World Minneapolis 2017

A few pics from Wizard World 2017 here in Minneapolis. One of the best parts of Wizard World this year was getting to see Jose Delbo again. He was one of my teachers at the Joe Kubert School back in the 1980s. The … Continue reading

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Al Baruch February 27, 1928 – November 17, 2015

I first met Al Baruch back in 2003. He was head of the Cartooning department at Hofstra University’s UCCE Youth Programs at the time and hired me as one of the teachers. A Navy veteran, Al had studied at the Art Students … Continue reading

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Sally Forth – An Easter Tradition

For those keeping track: The writing credit switch from Greg Howard to Francesco Marciuliano can be found on the top of the strip in the credit line. For art credit: The strips start off with Craig Macintosh handling the drawing … Continue reading

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John Romita – The Crying Game

John Romita’s artwork is pretty much a staple of romance comics from the 1950s on, and for good reason. Here’s a quick sampling… When Romita took over drawing Spider-Man from Steve Ditko, it was inevitable his strength for the Sturm und Drang of romance … Continue reading

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Hy Eisman’s 90th!

It’s Hy Eisman’s 90th Birthday! (Born March 27, 1927) I had Hy as a teacher for my first year of the Joe Kubert School (circa 1986-87). Hy taught lettering; which in those days meant Ames guide, a B6 lettering nib and india … Continue reading

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