Happy Birthday: Jon D’Agostino
Born in 1929, Jon D’Agostino got his comic book start in the 1940s at Timely Comics. In the early 1950s he did work for several different publishers, including Story Comics, Master Publications, and Charlton Comics. D’Agostino continued to work for Charlton on a variety of titles throughout the ’50s and ’60s, though in 1963 he also did the lettering for the first three issues of Marvel Comics’ new title The Amazing Spider-Man.
In the mid-60s D’Agostino began contributing to Archie Comics and Gold Key Comics, and by the ’80s he was working primarily for Archie and for Marvel.
During the ’90s he inked exclusively for Archie, including work on Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Sonic the Hedgehog, and was still working for them as recently as 2006.