book Bhob compiled and edited
Bhob Stewart died Monday, March 24, 2014. I electronically met Bhob through MAD
comicbook, sort of. When the Internet and bulletin boards were young we crossed paths making comments there.
In the 1990s MAD comic books were republished in four hardbound
volumes, along with all the other EC comicbooks, usually with expert opinions
and knowledge shared on pages between
stories . There were three or four
experts. Bhob Stewert was one of them.
Later we ran into each other again and we became friends. Bhob was professionally a comic book writer,
TV critic, book compiler, and editor and he probably wore other publishing hats
that I overlooked.
He and my friend Par Holman know more about the comicbook
industry than - well, I ever will learn.
And both shared their knowledge
We would often share MAD artists stuff that we thought the
other did not know about.
Also, I got to know his brother Joe Stewart and became
friends with him. Joe and I are both
bloggers and we are both Tuba Skinny fans which we are always plugging. Joe's blog is Tally Ho! or
Comicbook Bhob created
In the past couple of years Bhob had been trying to talk me
into visiting Jack Davis at his home on Saint simon's Island on the Georgia
coast. He even gave me Davis's address
and telephone number, an letter on what I should say when I write him asking
him for an interview and a list 50
questions to ask him, which he wanted me to video. I just did not have the balls to do it. But Bhob was persistent. He continued to send me links to articles
that pertained to Davis.
I noticed through the years Bhob was a very focused "on
task" individual. He never strayed off the subject.
Saturday or Sunday, he sent me a picture of Jack
Davis, which was a black and white picture with Jack on a motorcycle, it was
probably taken in the early '50s.
I got an email from his brother Joe Tuesday, February 25,,
telling me Bhob had died the day before. He was 76.
He lived in Plymouth, MA.
Jack Davis, illustrator for UGA Booster club & MAD