Ramblings & Reviews

Stan Lee RIP (1922–2018)

Stan Lee – circa 1970s

I was fortunate enough to meet Stan Lee when I was working on staff at King Features Syndicate back in the 1990s. He was a young 75 years old at the time with the energy of someone in their thirties.

When I read the letter I got from him later I can hear that definitive way he had of speaking… “Excelsior!”

I’ve been reading a lot of similar letters online since his passing. Stan Lee consistently took the time over the years to write these kind of notes encouraging others in the business. Something quite out of the ordinary for someone with his fame.

An amazing and iconic man who will be sorely missed…

For more on Stan Lee I’d recommend the following two books.
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By Jim Keefe

Jim Keefe is the current artist of the Sally Forth comic strip. From 1996-2003 he was the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip. A graduate of the Joe Kubert School, Keefe likewise teaches Comic Art. Teaching and speaking engagements include SVA in Manhattan, Hofstra’s UCCE Youth Programs, and most recently the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.