Friday, February 18, 2005

Giordano to appear at S.C. Book Festival

South Carolina's The State points out that Dick Giordano will be among the authors at this weekend's S.C. Book Festival, and provides a brief profile:
A little about him: Giordano is a comic god. He started in the industry in 1951, moving through all the big comic publishers (DC, Marvel, and on and on). He was artist for DC’s Batman series in the 1970s and was vice president of DC, guiding groundbreaking comics such as Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” and “Frank Miller’s “Dark Knight Returns” in the 1980s.

How many books:
Hard to count

Latest book:
He’s working on an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” with collaborator Roy Thomas.

What you won’t know from the book jacket:
“I have illustrated a comic book-style adaptation of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula,’ which Roy and I started 30 years ago in episodic form. Our publisher pulled the plug on us way before we were finished, and we tried for a good deal of the time since to find another publisher to complete our faithful adaptation, with no success. Last year, ironically, the original publisher called and said he was now ready to complete the project."