|Bill Blackbeard, 1926-2011|
|Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under RC Harvey, Krazy Kat, Fantagraphics history, Dan Nadel||25 Apr 2011 2:40 PM|
It's safe to say that Fantagraphics, and indeed the entire comics landscape, would not exist as we know it today without the efforts of comics scholar and archivist Bill Blackbeard. I never had the honor of interacting with the man, but his importance and influence reverberates throughout everything we do here, and not just the projects we had the good fortune to work on directly with him, such as the Krazy & Ignatz series he spearheaded. We are saddened by the loss and will strive to be worthy of his legacy.