12 Responses to “The Comic Company:
First Impressions”

  1. paul zdepski says:

    I still have that business card, AND a golden “C” pin for my Army Jacket! I was very impressed with that card. I had never seen a die-cut, or a card that took on its own 3-D space…. I may have been sheltered, but it was, and is a memorable business card – Kudos!


  2. Joe Williams says:

    Where was that first issue printed? Did you go on a press check?

  3. Chuck says:

    I remember Gerry’s friend took me on a tour back in 1984 or so. Watching everyone working (or not so hard -a bunch of them were sitting around watching ‘Funhouse’ with artboards on their laps, but not getting much sketched) the atmosphere was just too cool for this little nerdling… there was some great energy in that place. I spent the next 20 years of my life trying to find ‘my’ comico – a place that felt the same. Our little lost nirvana of comicdom.

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  5. Paul, I was wondering if anyone hung on to that card! What color is the lapel pin? I have one black on gold one. I always loved those things. Send me a photo if you can and I’ll try to include it in the blog. Thanks for the kind words.

  6. Joe, Richard and Wendi Pini had directed us to their printer which I believe was in NY state, I can’t remember the name anymore and no I did not go on a press check. I went when we started printing the color books, however, and that is a story in itself.

  7. Hey Chuck, yes those were the days! That was a special time which probably can never be recreated by us now. It was a magical time when young people discovered themselves and the power of their creativity. It’s was like “Neverland” for comic artists. Once you get too, old you lose your ability to travel back there. (unless you’re Robin Williams)

  8. paul zdepski says:

    Well, as requested, my Comico stuff… of what I’ve found in the back reaches of my studio drawers… Plenty of comics, not much “swag”. http://zillustration.blogspot.com/2010/08/comico-stuff.html

  9. […] when I was in art school hanging with the DUCKWORK crowd who would eventually morph into the Comico crowd, we would compare notes about art supplies and techniques. Back then, some of the guys were […]

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