Our past greats are crumbling on the bookshelf
I had a horrible thought the other day. It came to me as I remembered seeing one of the old time comic artists at a convention. It was a sad feeling that he was past his prime and that all his best stuff was behind him. That’s not such a bad thing everybody loses their stuff eventually, but when you make it to the veteran age you can take solice in the fact that you had a great run or you where the no. one artist on a certain title. Your work will live on and on for generations. This would work out fine if you work in some other medium, but in the comics medium the old work isn’t going to last. The paper the old comics are printed on is little better than newsprint and is yellowing and falling apart by the day. With no new reprints coming out the veteran who gave his all has to now end his days knowing that his work is slipping away and no one will remember. We need a new organization that reprints the old work and keeps it alive. Or one day that great thing your working on now will only be a bright flash and fade away.