Founders of Comic Fandom: Profiles of 90 Publishers, Dealers, Collectors, Writers, Artists and Other Luminaries of the 1950s and 1960s

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McFarland, Incorporated, Publishers, Jul 9, 2010 - Literary Criticism - 236 pages
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In the 1950s and '60s, a grassroots movement arose to celebrate comic books and strips, which were becoming increasingly important to American popular culture. This broad group of ardent readers and collectors had little formal structure until the 1950s. As the art and literary form grew in popularity, a dedicated core began building an organized network. Profiled here are 90 people at the heart of the movement: indexers, dealers, fanzine publishers, convention organizers, writers, artists, active collectors and industry professionals.

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I would like to know if this is available in hardcopy form. I am the daughter of Rick Durell, and, I was quite surprised to see that almost 30 years after his untimely and incredibly
unfortunate death, people are still remembering him. He was the best father any girl could have, and there is not a day that goes by, that I don't miss him terribly! I can still remember his collector friends coming over to our house; they were always nice to me - well, most of them anyway. I distinctly remember Richard Kyle, Shel Dorf, and Glen Johnson. I'm sure there were others I would remember, as I certainly remember many of the names in this book!
Please let me know if I can buy this book in hard copy format. I'd love to have it forever...
Thank you, SO much, for remembering my sweet dad!
Robin Durell

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About the author (2010)

Bill Schelly has been chronicling the history of popular culture since the 1960s, beginning with his magazine Sense of Wonder. He has written or edited several books, and is associate editor of the Eisner Award-winning magazine Alter Ego. He lives in Seattle.

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