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Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics

Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of Comics

The Mirthful Mistress of Comics

by Dewey Cassell

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 07/08/2012

 
Marie Severin was born into a family of artists, and she made friendships in
comics that have lasted a lifetime. She colored the horror, science fiction, and
war comics of the legendary EC line, and spent thirty years working for Marvel
Comics, doing everything from production and coloring to penciling, inking, and
art direction, with work on characters including the Incredible Hulk,
Sub-Mariner, Doctor Strange, and Kull the Conqueror, which she drew with her
brother John. She is renowned for her sense of humor, reflected in the comic
book Not Brand Echh, as well as the numerous caricatures she has produced
over the years, earning her the nickname "Mirthful Marie" from Stan
Lee.
This loving tribute contains revealing and often amusing insights of her
close friends and her brother John, as well as many of her co-workers, including
Stan Lee, Al Feldstein, Roy Thomas, John Romita, Jack Davis, Jack Kamen, Tony
Isabella, Gene Colan, Jim Mooney, Joe Sinnott, Mark Evanier, and David Anthony
Kraft, plus an extensive commentary by Marie herself. Complementing the text is
a wealth of photographs and artwork from throughout her career, including
numerous rare and unpublished pieces, as well as a color gallery, showing her
mastery with a painter's pallette. Marie Severin: The Mirthful Mistress of
Comics is sure to bring back great memories (and a smile to your face), as
you enjoy the remarkable story of "The First Lady of
Comics."
ISBN:
9781605490427
9781605490427
Category:
Graphic novels: history & criticism
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
07-08-2012
Publisher:
TwoMorrows Publishing
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
277x211x15mm
Weight:
0.51kg

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