The comic book artist Joe Simon died at the age of 98. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Golden Age of Comic Books legend and co-creator of Captain America with another legend, Jack Kirby. He also handled Sandman, the Newsboy Legion, the Boy Commandos, and Manhunter during the 1940s. He and Kirby pioneered romance and horror comics.
His father had immigrated to Rochester, New York, from Leeds, England, in 1905. His father then ran a tailor shop out of the family’s first-floor flat. He was married to Harriet Feldman until 1971.
To look back and know that I have had a pivotal role in the development of comics is something I’m very proud of, although it’s not something I think about unless someone brings it up.
In the 1950s we use to feel that television was taking away our comic readership; with today’s exciting, powerfully visual movies I have to wonder about their effect on the kids’ loyalty to the comic book medium all over again.
When I and the other young artists were working in comics, our work carried with it a particularly American slant. After all, we were Americans drawing and writing about things that touched us. As it turned out, the early work was, you might say, a comic book version of Jazz.
Which editor? I can’t think of one editor I worked with as an editor. The various companies did have editors but we always acted as our own editor, so the question has no answer.
Comic art is just different. It’s art on its own terms.