Comic Art

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Comic Art is a fanzine by Maggie Curtis Thompson and Don Thompson, published by Oblivion Press.

The first issue of Comic Art was released in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. in the Spring of 1961. It was a mimeographed, 14 page fanzine, devoted to all areas of cartooning, including strips, books, animation and political cartooning. It included the article "Rebirth" by Richard Lupos (editor of Xero), illustrations by Paul Curtis and Larry Ivie, an article on the Comics Code by the editors and an editorial called "The Word", as well as a reader's poll.

With issue two, Comic Art began to receive letters from readers such as Carl Barks and Harvey Kurtzman. Contributors of writing included animation historian Michael Barrier writing on the Barks duck stories, Harlan Ellison, and Matthew H. Murphy, writing on Dell and Gold Key Comics.

Also included was an interview with Carl Barks by Malcolm Willits. The interview has originally been done in 1962, but the Disney company had not allowed it to be published until after Walt Disney died, and it finally appeared in Comic Art No. 7, in 1968.

Comic Art ran from 1961 till 1968, with seven issues published. By the last issue it was a 76 page fanzine that during its run had laid the foundation for comics fandom.