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Frank Springer er død

Det er ikke så længe siden, at jeg skrev en Frank Springer tråd til Seriejournalens Forum, hvori jeg fremhævede hans underground klassiker “The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist” og superhelte-disko-serien “Dazzler” fra Marvel Comics. Nu er veteranen Frank Springer død af prostata kræft. Frank Springer blev 79 år. Hvil i fred, Frank Springer, og tak for alt. Jeg vil gå i gang med at samle “Dazzler” i farver, de sort-hvide Essential genoptryk egner sig ikke til denne kulørte disko serie.

fra www.newsday.com:

LI comics artist Frank Springer dead

at 79

BY JENNIFER BARRIOS | jennifer.barrios@newsday.com

9:13 PM EDT, April 5, 2009

Frank Springer, a longtime Long Islander who was a prolific comics artist for such strips as “Terry and the Pirates” and “Rex Morgan, M.D.,” died Thursday at his home in Damariscotta, Maine, of prostate cancer. He was 79.

Springer was a gregarious and practical man who labored for hours a day in his backyard studio, said his son, Jon Springer of Brooklyn. “He’d be out there basically all day long, morning until dinnertime.”

The artist would listen to jazz and opera while he worked, and he never got too high-minded about his outstanding talent, his son said. “He was a normal, conservative kind of guy,” Jon Springer said.

Frank Springer drew for a wide variety of companies, including DC Comics and Marvel. He also illustrated an adult-themed satire, “The Adventures of Phoebe Zeit-Geist,” a comic that Springer considered one of his best works.

resten af nekrologen her: http://www.newsday.com/news/local/nassau/ny-lispri0612624091apr05,0,3361947.story 

 

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