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About Tom Spurgeon
Tom Spurgeon is a writer and editor living in Columbus,
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
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
Tom can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.