Saturday, October 20, 2012

Kevin Banks Update

Sean Howe, the author of the new book Marvel Comics: The Untold Story (of which I look forward to reading very soon) has posted a photo of Kevin Banks on his always fascinating blog on the artifacts of the Marve Age. Banks is standing alongside Marvel staffer, lettering and production man Morrie Kuramoto. This photo was likely taken in the Marvel offices around the time Banks was producing Calvin,   

http://seanhowe.tumblr.com/post/33879269013/morrie-kuramoto-with-kevin-banks-the-mysterious

Unfortunately since my previous post on Kevin Banks, seen here

http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-mystery-of-kevin-banks.html

I've only run into dead ends. No new information as yet has cropped up on his background or previous work in the comics field or elsewhere, although at least we now know he was a young man at the time and perhaps a photo will stir someone's memory.

Sean's book can be purchased here:   

http://www.amazon.com/Marvel-Comics-The-Untold-Story/dp/0061992100

Thanks also to Rodrigo Baeza, who has an informative and delightful blog you should all be following:

  http://comicscommentary.blogspot.com/

5 comments:

Kid said...

That sounds like an interesting book; I'll keep an eye out for it.

Steven Thompson said...

I'm enjoying Sean's book but I'm also keeping a running tally of some unfortunate factual errors a good proofreader should have caught. Some are trivial but still...If I'm catching as many as I am, I'm afraid folks like Nick and Barry might catch even more.

Nick Caputo said...

I'm about halfway through Sean's book, and while there are a number of errors that cropped up, it ia a well written overview of the entire history of Marvel Comics.

Michael Niosi said...

At the Diversions of the Groovy Kind site, there was a posting on January 20, 2016 containing FOOM Magazine issue #2. One of the pages is an article called "Behind The Scenes At The Marvel Bullpen!" and contains the picture of Kevin Banks and Morrie Kuramoto. The description of the picture lists Kevin Banks as the artist of Lil' Pals. So that confirms where the picture originated from and that Kevin was the artist of Lil' Pals featuring Calvin. Here is the link to the article:
http://diversionsofthegroovykind.blogspot.com/2016/01/black-and-white-wednesday-foom-magazine.html

Nick Caputo said...

Thanks for the info, Michael. Much appreciated.

Nick