And Then I Read: COMIC BOOK PEOPLE 2 by Jackie Estrada

CBP2Image © Jackie Estrada.

I supported this handsome 9 by 12 inch hardcover on Kickstarter, and was able to pick up my advance copy at the San Diego Con from Jackie. It’s just as terrific as her first book covering the 1970s and 1980s. I’ve been in comics for a long time and met tons of the people in it, but there are plenty of folks in both books I’ve never met or seen in person. Jackie was lucky enough to be at the right place and time, and with good camera equipment and skills, and she was also savvy enough to believe pictures of the creators and other comics industry individuals would be a valuable resource. These books prove her right. I can tell you from my own comics history research how difficult it can be to find good pictures of people in our field and related businesses, especially ones from before 2000 when the internet was not such a ready resource. Just recently I sent someone who needed a photo of a golden age comics editor but couldn’t find one to Jackie, and she had just what he needed. Most of the photos are in black and white, but there’s a nice color section too. And hey, even I’m in here, so what’s not to like?

Highly recommended.

One thought on “And Then I Read: COMIC BOOK PEOPLE 2 by Jackie Estrada

  1. Jackie Estrada

    Thanks, Todd! The official publication date for the book is September 10 and it is in the current Diamond PREVIEWS. Those who backed the book via Kickstarter (and who didn’t pick theirs up at Comic-Con) will be getting their books in August.

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