Thursday, December 15, 2011

Joe Simon 1913 - 2011

Joe Simon via kirbymuseum.org

I had another post prepped for today, but I am sad to say that I just heard the news that romance comic book genre pioneer, Joe Simon has passed away. As the founding father of romance comics (along with Jack Kirby) I just want to take this time to both remember him and thank him. I can't really imagine what the comic book industry or my life would be like without his monumental contributions. Rest in peace, Mr. Simon.

2 comments:

  1. It's always kind of odd to remember that among all the other things they did in/for the industry, Simon and Kirby created romance comics. I always found that kind of a trip. And yes, Simon was truly a giant in the field.
    (It's being mentioned all over the comics blogosphere, but I have to say - this has been kind of a sad week in the comics world: first we learn of Jerry Robinson's passing, and then Simon, and the tragic death of Eduardo Barreto as well...)

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  2. It is sad, Edo. It is great though to see so many people remembering these talented people for all their contributions. Dr. Michael J. Vassallo has just posted a moving rememberence over at his blog of both Robinson and Simon that I highly recommend: http://timely-atlas-comics.blogspot.com/2011/12/jerry-robinson-joe-simon.html

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