Thursday, 23 June 2011

Another thought about Lew Sayre Schwartz. He worked for Bob Kane for seven years and subsequently was partner in the animation/design firm of Ferro, Mogubgub and Schwartz. He's the only person in that sentence without a Wikipedia entry. Lew was a very self-effacing guy and a couple of those other names certainly weren't. Anyway, there's a job for somebody. Duncan Jones recently observed that it's not the victors who write history after all, but the Wikipedia updaters.

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Blogger Nino Ortea said...

¡Hola, Eddie!
Un abrazo, amigo.

23 June 2011 3:59:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous Alison said...

Hey there! Welcome back to the blogosphere Mr Campbell.

Alison.

23 June 2011 7:02:00 am GMT-5  
Anonymous Mike said...

Missed your blog, but from a selfish perspective, if you have been spending your time drawing COMICS, it is probably a better deal...

23 June 2011 8:36:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger me said...

Hi Eddie, go look at what Warren Ellis' found today:

http://www.warrenellis.com/?p=12970

:^)

d

23 June 2011 7:28:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Steve said...

I haven't touched Wikipedia in a long time, but you guilted me into it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Schwartz

All the best, Steve

26 June 2011 5:15:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Steve said...

Addendum to last comment:

You've probably read the stuff in The Saint: A Complete History in Print, Radio, Film and Television of Leslie Charteris' Robin Hood of Modern Crime, Simon Templar 1928-1992 but I did love that Schwartz was reported to have said he would draw hands anyway he god-damn pleased unless Charteris wanted to draw them himself, at which time Schwartz would take a course in journalism in self-defense.

26 June 2011 5:20:00 am GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Steve Block, you are a fine fellow!

The entry read nicely. we can fine-tune any details later. well done. I've let Lew's family know you've taken care of that.

and no, I haven't read that about Lew in The Saint book. I'll have to find that now.

thanks for pointing at it!

Eddie

26 June 2011 3:00:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Steve said...

I've expanded it as best I can from what I can find online and of course your very fine Egomania #1 which I had to get down from the loft and made me realise the roof is still leaking. Sayre comes off badly in the Saint book, which is arguably going to be biased towards Chanteris, but gets to give some of his own side of the story in the Alter Ego interview, and between the two you get the general idea the two didn't get on and a parting of the ways suited everyone.

On the Wikipedia entry, I've seen various dates mentioned online for the sad event, so if I have put the wrong one in, please excuse the inexcusable.

26 June 2011 4:48:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Steve, in the last few days I've discovered a couple of things, that Lew's son Jed is in the design, animation and digital effects business. There's a show reel here of flying logos and some great award winning visuals produced by his company.:

http://www.jedschwartz.com/JSPhome/jsp01.html

furthermore, Jed's son Christian has won awards for his type design and already has a wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Schwartz

best
Eddie

27 June 2011 11:13:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

ps. Hola to Nino, my dear old pal and first commenter on the revived blog

27 June 2011 11:14:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Steve said...

I've put in about his son and grandson too, ta Eddie.

4 July 2011 1:17:00 pm GMT-5  

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