Happy Birthday: Al Wiesner
Born in Philadelphia in 1930, Al Wiesner loved comic books as a boy but noticed a curious thing—there were plenty of Jewish writers and artists but no Jewish main characters.
At the tender age of 48 he decided to correct this deficiency, and released Mark 1 Comics, starring the mighty Shaloman! He has been writing and drawing the Kosher Crusader ever since.
In March 2007 KewlJu.com, a subsidiary of RJB Broadcast Corp., announced that it had signed a deal to take over the publication of Mark 1 Comics. Wiesner stayed on as the book’s artist and writer.