Reasons To Be Cheerful, by Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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8 Responses

  1. Elayne Riggs says:

    I'm hoping to be grateful to have a job soon too. :) Lovely sentiments, Martha, and thanks for the mention. I'm honored to be your friend.

  2. Howard Cruse says:

    Speaking of Woody Guthrie: one of the perks of living just up Route 7 from Stockbridge, home of Alice's Restaurant, is that you have a good shot at getting to see Arlo Guthrie perform live, as we did last night at Arlo's "Together-Again-At-Last Reunion Solo Tour" at the gorgeously restored Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield. That was definitely something to be thankful for!

  3. Michael H. Price says:

    Thankful? Well, I guess so. ComicMix has come along as the ideal complement to the ol' newspaper-and-music careers, with a bigger bunch of companionable colleagues than I'd ever expected to find in a single enterprise. Thanksgiving road trip coming right up, and too many blessings and aspirations to count on two hands. Mighty grateful for the memory-trigger, Martha.

  4. Rick Taylor says:

    I'm always happy to be able to read such positive words from you, Martha. I'm also fortunate to count you as one of my good friends. Your positive attitude is always an inspiration to me and to many others. This in a great venue for you and everyone else on Comicmix. Smooches, baby!

  5. Dave Glanzer says:

    And you're one of the things I'm thankful for as well. It had been far too long since we last saw one another and it was a special treat to not only see you again this year, but to finally meet that wonderful mind- reading husband of yours.With so much craziness in the world it's all too easy to forget that we all have things of which to be thankful. Thanks for the terrific post to remind us all that friends make the world an easier place in which to live. Even those who have left and blazed a trail ahead for us. They're still with us in our hearts.Happy Thanksgiving Martha!

  6. Martha Thomases says:

    There's nothing like walking out the door to remember some of the people I left off this list: KC and Johanna Draper Carlson, and Bob Tinnell..

  7. Walt says:

    I'm thankful to know such a wonderful (and skinny) friend like you, Martha. And I'm thankful that I have a large stack of comics and trades waiting patiently on my nightstand to be read. I'm thankful to have friends I can geek out with and talk about comics, whether in person or online.

  8. Joel Meadows says:

    It was a very pleasant surprise to see you too this year at BEA and San Diego. You were the first person I ever spoke to at DC back when I was young and had more hair;)