Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Comic Book People

Jack Katz, Wendy & Richard Pini, Dave Sim, Mike Grell & Shel Dorf
on a San Diego Con panel
Comic Book People:
Photographs from the 1970s and 1980s
by Jackie Estrada
Realease Date: September 2014 
This high-quality hardcover coffeetable book will contain some 600 candid photos of comics creators and related folk that Jackie took in the 1970s and 1980s. The book combines two of Jackie's lifelong passions, comics and photography. She has been a comics fan since the 1960s and has been to every San Diego Comic-Con, as well as to numerous other comics, science fiction, and similar fan events over the last four decades. Her involvement in comics has included editing publications for Comic-Con, serving as the administrator of the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards since 1990, and has been publisher, with husband Batton Lash, of Exhibit A Press since 1994.

These are rare shots from the days before comics and conventions were big pop culture events, when the founding fathers of the artform were still among us and today's top talents were just aspiring young pros trying to get noticed. If you were there, this is a great way to recall fond memories. If you weren't, these photos are a candid and unfiltered picture of a simpler time, familiar but far away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm very pissed that I missed out on this era of comicon, so I'm very much looking forward to the book. Thanks for bringing this to my attention!

-Wes Smith