Mark Fertig

Sunday, November 11 only!

Booth 009

Mark Fertig serves as chair of the Department of Art and Design at Susquehanna University, where he founded the program in graphic design. He is a lifelong comic book reader and hoarder, who, for two years as a teenager, loaded lumber and bags of concrete onto trucks in order to buy a copy of Amazing Fantasy #15.

He’s the author of two books from Fantagraphics,Take that Adolf! The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War and Film Noir 101: The 101 Best Film Noir Posters from the 1940s-1950s. His current book project is called Hang ‘Em High: 100 Years of Western Movie Posters. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Pennsylvania.

You can find Mark’s books on Amazon here.

Panel

Sunday at 2:00 pm in Grand Gallery E-F

Take That, Adolf! The Fighting Comic Books of the Second World War

Through a series of vibrant, stirring, and often shocking cover images, Fantagraphics author Mark Fertig will explain how the fledgling comic book industry came into its own during the war years. From Captain America to Wonder Woman, government propaganda to cringe-inducing racism, and isolationism to victory, Fertig will explain how comics helped win the war, and how the war helped comics cement an everlasting place in American culture.

Schedule

11:00 am to 1:00 pm signing in 009

2:00 to 3:00 pm panel in Grand Gallery E-F

3:15 to 4:00 pm signing in 009