Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Brave and the Bold

"Mort [Weisinger] and I got along with in a business way, but it was an awful time. If you shook in your boots, especially in those days, they would jump all over you. When he was very rude to [Jerry] Siegel, I told him, "You wouldn't be sitting behind that desk if he hadn't created Superman, you know." I never kept my voice down. When they wanted me to do something over I would say, "Whatever I give you is the best I can do." My attitude was, they're not bosses, they're editors."

-Al Plastino (Golden/Silver Age "Superman" artist extraordinaire)
from an interview with Jim Kealy & Eddy Zeno
Alter Ego fanzine #59

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

All In A Day's Work ...

"... in those days, you had to knock the stuff out in order to make a living. I'd pencil a page in the morning and ink it in the afternoon. After supper, I'd ghost a couple of Archie pages for Jon D'Agostino; I did that for a number of years. I was also doing covers for a crossword puzzle magazine publisher. I only had so much time to spend on the Marvel stuff, because I couldn't give up my other assignments. Those people were depending on me, too. I used to juggle a lot of assignments."

- Joe Sinnott
from a interview with Jim Amash
(Alter Ego #26)

[Relevant because ... things haven't changed that much.]