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Monday, April 11, 2022 

Veteran Marvel contributors attend RaiderCon

The Herald & Review of Decatur, Illinois covered the RaiderCon, and quoted a couple who'd worked as colorists for Marvel back in the Bronze Age:
Guests invited to the event included comic book artists, such as Bill Reinhold and Linda Hessmann Reinhold. The couple began creating illustrations in the early 1970s in New York City.

Hessmann Reinhold started her career at Marvel Comics. “When there were about 12 people working,” she said about the comic book company.
It's a shame they won't get into how the many more people working in mainstream comicdom today are so disrespectful to corporate-owned classic creations, and the toll this has taken upon Marvel as a result. Though they did make a good point about the general output of publications:
Her job as a colorist was different from the same career today, she said.

“Pretty much everything is done digitally these days,” Hessmann Reinhold said.

[...] As Reinhold points out, many comic books are not about superheroes.

“They are about daily life,” he said. “When you’re an artist, you basically have to draw everything, cars, buildings, people.”
And that's something the MSM would otherwise obscure to the point of absurdity, since a lot of this stuff isn't exactly covered nationwide, or only selectively. There's plenty of creator-owned comics to consider, yet many of them are often obscured in favor of the mainstream that's fallen victim to PC, when here, there's doubtless plenty of indie creations that could be just as significant for coverage, that don't build on the costumed superhero theme. Only when creators learn why it's better to emphasize the science-fantasy themes more than superhero themes proper will it be possible to improve the dire state comicdom's fallen into these days.

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