When Victor Gorelick joined Archie Comics 50 years ago as an art assistant, he probably had little idea that he would move through the company as a production coordinator, art director, and finally reaching the Editor-in-Chief position.
He has worked closely with numerous companies designing various custom comic books. For example, he has overseen collaborations between Archie Comics and Kraft General Foods, Radio Shack and even the F.B.I.! He is a moving force on the Comic Magazine Association of America’s Code Authority Guidelines Committee, a6 member of the Board of Advisors of the Joe Kubert School where many of today’s comic artists first learned their craft, and he has taught cartooning as an instructor at the Kingsborough Community College in New York City.
Archie Comics presented Victor with a plaque to celebrate his 50 years at Archie:
It is with the greatest of thanks and pride that everyone both past and present, congratulate you on your tremendous contribution of 50 years of service with Archie Comics.
From learning the business with those who started before you, to teaching and mentoring those who have come since, you have been the link to the companyâ€™s early days while helping to keep it contemporary for todayâ€™s readers. Working with the founders of Archie Comics, then their sons and now helping to lead Archie Comics into a bright new future, you have held true to the ideals learned in your first years.
Through the years you have helped foster bright new talent while keeping longtime greats creatively challenged, all the while earning the loyalty, respect and friendship of those you have worked with.
However, the greatest achievement of these past 50 years is the millions and millions of children and readers your work with Archie Comics has helped to delight.
Your Friends and Family at
October 4th, 2008
That’s a long time to be at one company, but congrats to Victor for sticking with it so long.