My friend Larry Blake is a cartoonist and comic book artist who has been at work in his chosen field for more than half a century. He has drawn every kind of comic book character, from Little Lulu to his own superheroes such as Missile, Nightstar, and Kevin Kool. He is also a great fan of rock 'n' roll and pop music. His favorites include The Ramones, KISS, Alice Cooper, and John Lennon. For years he attended small press and comic book conventions. He has collaborated with lots of other artists, including Tim Corrigan (1950-2015) with whom he created a weekly newspaper comic strip called Allegheny Man. Those involved in small press and alternative comics will remember Tim as the publisher of a journal called Small Press Comics Explosion and a supporter of and mentor to countless cartoonists. It was through Larry that I met Tim at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo (S.P.A.C.E.) in Columbus, Ohio.
Larry Blake's health problems began many years ago. Things improved for him after he moved from Ohio to Indiana and to a better situation. Now Larry is down again and needs help. Bob Corby of Columbus has set up a GoFundMe page for Larry. You can access it at the following URL and link:
You can read and see videos about Larry on the Internet. You can also purchase his books, which include:
- The New Sons of Thunder.
I don't ordinarily provide links to commercial websites on this blog, but for this I'm making an exception.
Thanks for reading.
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