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About Tom Spurgeon

Tom Spurgeon is a writer and editor living in Columbus, Ohio.
Tom has written about comic strips, comic books and editorial cartons for various publications since 1982. He worked for five years 1994-1999 as Managing Editor and then Executive Editor of the lauded and controversial industry trade magazine The Comics Journal. The magazine won several industry awards under his stewardship. He is a former contributing writer at The Stranger and for the late satirical web 'zine As an editor, Tom helped assemble volumes in The Collected Pogo and TCJ Library series, as wells as stand-alone books such as Bob Levin's The Pirates and the Mouse. As a writer, Tom co-wrote with Jordan Raphael the historical profile Stan Lee and the Rise and Fall of the American Comic Book (Chicago Review Books, 2003) and with Michael Dean the oral history We Told You So: Comics As Art (Fantagraphics, 2016). He was privileged to write for Dan Wright's King Features Syndicate strip Wildwood from 1999 to 2002.
Tom is happy to answer any and all questions he can about comic books, comic strips, or any of the related cartooning fields.
Tom can be reached via e-mail at His phone is 575-654-4391. E-Mail is preferred. Any reaching out directly through social media will likely be missed. E-Mail and phone responses rarely come any other time except Tuesday through Thursday standard work hours.