All posts by David Tosh

David Tosh is a cataloger for the Animation Art department. He is also the author of Rise of the Superheroes: Greatest Silver Age Comic Books and Characters and editor of the Eisner Award-nominated Walt Kelly’s Fables and Funnies. His most recent book is Jumbo Mumbo.

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Robert Crumb: So Much More Than Just ‘Lines On Paper’

The artwork of Robert Crumb has been a source of fascination for many. His artwork from the 1960s and early ’70s has been especially interesting, to the point that sales of some of his more

Remembering Gary Arlington, A Pioneer in the Comic Book Scene

Anyone with a serious interest in Underground Comix — those adult-themed “sex ‘n drugs” comic books sold in head shops beginning in the late 1960s — should know the name “Gary Arlington.” In case you aren’t

A Four-Color Fortune

How much is an old comic book worth? A few bucks? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? The answer is “yes” to all of the above – and “no.” While it’s true that a handful of really rare


The Golden Age of Comic Reprints

Just recently, I received a big box filled with books from one of my favorite publishers, Fantagraphics. This company, which has been around for years, publishing everything from The Comic Journal and Amazing Heroes (trade