CAC Presentation Update

Hi everyone! I hope you had a fun and relaxing fourth of July weekend! I know I enjoyed having an extra day off work to continue to prepare my presentation for the Comic Arts Conference (CAC) in San Diego that takes place in a couple of weeks!

I thought I would share a few images that I will be using for the presentation to give you a better idea of what I will be speaking about. Basically, the presentation I will be making continues my mission of preserving the memory of romance comic books and the creative teams that published them throughout the 1960s and 1970s. I will be highlighting Win Mortimer, Don Heck, Gene Colan, Alex Toth and Jim Steranko and the art that they created for the romance genre in the '60s and 1970s. These artists are usually recognized for their superhero work, but often times not mentioned for their contributions to romance comics. In many cases, the romance art these artists did was as good as or better than their superhero work, and they should certainly be appreciated for that.

  Winslow Mortimer known for his Superman and Batman covers also drew a ton of romance!  Young Romance  #206 (July/August 1975)

Winslow Mortimer known for his Superman and Batman covers also drew a ton of romance! Young Romance #206 (July/August 1975)

  "My Heart Broke in Hollywood" is the only romance story Jim Steranko drew. But my oh my, it is breathtaking!  Our Love Story  #5 (June 1970)

"My Heart Broke in Hollywood" is the only romance story Jim Steranko drew. But my oh my, it is breathtaking! Our Love Story #5 (June 1970)

  Alex Toth's creative genius is evident even in his romance work.  Secret Hearts  #143 (April 1970)

Alex Toth's creative genius is evident even in his romance work. Secret Hearts #143 (April 1970)

If you happen to be at the San Diego convention on Saturday feel free to stop by the CAC and come take a look at my presentation. It will be an informal discussion type thing and I will be there to chat and answer questions. Afterward, I will share the full presentation on here so those who weren't in San Diego can take a look too!