Thursday, June 12, 2008

Graphic Novelists - Day 20

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Upper East Side home of comics legend Irwin Hasen. Mr. Hasen, now 90 years old, started out at DC Comics in the 1940's drawing the Justice Society of America, among other titles. In the mid 50's he accomplished his dream of working on a daily syndicated newspaper comic strip when he co-created Dondi, which he continued to work on until the late 1980's. I had a wonderful time with Mr. Hasen as he shared his stories of the golden age of the comic book industry with me.
About the photo below - When I started this project, I swore to myself to not do any "artist at the drafting table" shots, but it just seemed to fit with Mr. Hasen.


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