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Farewell to Bill Blackbeard
ChuckMoore
post Apr 25 2011, 10:07 AM
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Farewell to Bill Blackbeard...



Bill Blackbeard, The Man Who Saved Comics, Dead at 84

Bill Blackbeard, without question or quibble, is the only absolutely indispensable figure in the history of comics scholarship for the last quarter century—and will undoubtedly retain the title for well into this century and beyond. On March 10, only a few weeks shy of his 85th birthday, Blackbeard died in California at Country Villa Watsonville East Nursing Home where he had been living for some time. But long before he died, Blackbeard knew he would live on in scores of books that reprint American newspaper comic strips, all compiled from his monumental collection.

As reporter Kevin Parks said several years ago at ThisWeekNEWS.com: “He saved the American comic strip—all of them.”

Full details: http://www.tcj.com/bill-blackbeard-1926-2011/


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post Apr 25 2011, 12:59 PM
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Farewell to Bill Blackbeard...



Bill Blackbeard, The Man Who Saved Comics, Dead at 84

Bill Blackbeard, without question or quibble, is the only absolutely indispensable figure in the history of comics scholarship for the last quarter century—and will undoubtedly retain the title for well into this century and beyond. On March 10, only a few weeks shy of his 85th birthday, Blackbeard died in California at Country Villa Watsonville East Nursing Home where he had been living for some time. But long before he died, Blackbeard knew he would live on in scores of books that reprint American newspaper comic strips, all compiled from his monumental collection.

As reporter Kevin Parks said several years ago at ThisWeekNEWS.com: “He saved the American comic strip—all of them.”

Full details: http://www.tcj.com/bill-blackbeard-1926-2011/


RIP. WHy was his death reported so late?
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post Apr 25 2011, 01:52 PM
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No idea. I just heard about it today. Very sad.


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post Apr 25 2011, 05:34 PM
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No idea. I just heard about it today. Very sad.


Sad indeed. Would be a nice tribute if someone were to give him a cameo or something in a comic or comic strip as a tribute.
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