Jack Kamen: 1920-2008

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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6 Responses

  1. Vinnie Bartilucci says:

    Jack helped with Dean's patent application, drafting a number of the illustrations of the SegWay.So when you see a mall cop puttering by on one, think of Jack.

    • Mike Gold says:

      Dean's a very interesting guy who has done — and continues to do — a lot of amazing things. But every time I see him or I see a SegWay, I think of all those great EC stories his dad did. This can get a little hairy. The Chicago police department uses SegWays in a number of venues, including among the crowds at Grant Park along the lakefront. Seeing a couple of those checkerboard-adorned landbound Bat-Copters among the masses and thinking horror comics… well, maybe Wertham was right after all.

  2. Linda Gold says:

    Sorry to hear this. Jack is one of my favorites from EC. Sad news.

  3. William J Collins says:

    I met Jack and his wife at the 2006 Segway festival in Long Beach CA. He was at the Festival dinner on the Queen Mary along with his son Dean and I spoke with Jack for a few moments while he was Autografing posters for the Segway owner's.. I was very impressed with him and wished I could of known him longer .. My condolences to the Kamen family…Jack will be missed

  4. Mike Walsh says:

    I just learned of Jack Kamen's passing. I met Jack in 1965 when he was a freelance illustrator. I was the art director for a busy NYC ad agency. I employed Jack for a wide variety of illustration projects. Over the next fifteen or so years we worked on ads, brochures, annual reports for many major corporations. Jack was well known for his comic book art, but I knew him as a brilliant illustrator and a friend who broke bread with me at many lunches.

  5. Mike Walsh says:

    I met Jack Kamen in 1964 when I was the art director of a busy NYC ad agency. At the time I needed an illustrator who could back up the many projects I had to turn out. Jack was the perfect illustrator to fit the bill. He could draw any subject matter and make it look good. We spent many years working on hundreds of projects for a variety of major firms. He truly was one of the best. Goodbye, old buddy.