“Comics will break your heart,” said Jack Kirby. In August, Howard Chaykin will dig into the despair and drama of the comic book industry with “Hey Kids! Comics!”
Artists and writers, con men and clowns, ganefs and gangsters, they all created the foundations of today’s biggest entertainment business—or at least the tail that wags the dog.
Some of it really happened, and the names have been changed to protect the innocent and guilty…
…although in the end, everyone was guilty of something.
Howard Chaykin has become more and more controversial in the last couple of years, so his take on what is really going on should make for a very interesting read. I wonder if Nikki Finke and Hollywood Dementia have talked with Howard about expanding on some of these stories?
“Like every man and woman who works in comics, I stand on the shoulders of giants. HEY KIDS! COMICS! is my love letter to those giants—a love letter with a touch of acid in the ink, certainly, but a love letter and a labor of love nonetheless,” said Chaykin.
Hey, Kids! Comics! arrives on August 8th, 2018.