I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be appearing on a panel with the legendary Victor Navasky at the Brooklyn Book Festival, this Sunday, September 23rd, at 11 am.
Mr. Navasky has just published The Art of Making Magazines. In commemoration, I present to you the above Mort Kunstler illustration from STAG, an example of the kind of work that Martin Goodman, publisher of Marvel Comics, featured in his magazines in the early 1960s. While the magazine editors raced around, a neglected Stan Lee sat sequestered at a tiny desk and edited a handful of monster comic books—and, at the time that this illustration was printed, the second issue of a new comic called THE FANTASTIC FOUR.
St. Francis McArdle (180 Remsen Street)
Ink and Pressure: The Delicate Art, History and Future of Publishing. Authors Victor Navasky (The Art of Making Magazines) and Sean Howe (Marvel Comics: The Untold Story) take a look at the nuts and bolts construction of a comic book empire and the intricacies of what it really takes to make magazines. Moderated by Melissa Maerz.