Kirby FantasticFour 1500 copy

addicted to marvel comics 1964 part 1

LIKE MANY KIDS of the Baby Boomer gen­er­a­tion, I grew up reading comic books. In fact, comic books have been a part of my life for so long that I can’t re­call ever having not read them. At first, it was Walt Disney Comics & Sto­ries and other Dell type funnybooks—and fun­ny­books as said and meant by par­ents was one word. [Continue reading]

Zen SandGarden 1500 ZenFable

a zen fable by fred schrier

I DON’T MUCH LIKE much of the art­work that is con­sid­ered psy­che­delic that has been done since the ’80s. For me, the per­fec­tion of modern psy­che­delic art since the 1980s loses the kines­thesia of the acid ex­pe­ri­ence and leaves me (and that is me by my “i”-less self living my Zen fable) de­void of any cosmic-consciousness res­o­nance (my term). [Continue reading]

WallyWood Witzend 4 cover 1500

wally wood and witzend and the pipsqueak papers

I WAS 12-YEARS OLD and had lost in­terest in comic books in gen­eral and su­per­heroes in par­tic­ular. Then, during the summer of 1964, I spent sev­eral weeks at the cabin at Har­vey’s Lake owned by my friend Jon May’s par­ents. It was there that he in­tro­duced me to Jack Kir­by’s Fan­tastic Four, Steve Ditko’s Spi­derman, Wally Wood’s Dare­devil, and every­thing else Marvel!  [Continue reading]