Thursday, August 05, 2004

Changing of the guard: The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund announced founder Denis Kitchen has retired as president after 18 years of service; Top Shelf publisher Chris Staros will replace him:

"The challenges facing comics are different from when I founded the Fund. In the eighties, comics were still fighting for respectability and it was perhaps easier for them to be stigmatized as kid stuff. Two decades later, comics have attained a certain respectability, but are facing new sets of challenges. I think it's fitting that the generation directly facing these challenges, led by Chris Staros, a publisher after my own heart, should be the ones standing up to them."