1964 NEW YORK COMIC CON BOOKLET


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1964 NEW YORK COMIC CON BOOKLET #3XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
published by NEW YORK COMIC CON, 1964

cover: "spider-man" illustration
back cover: "dr. strange" illustration

my original statement that "since this booklet is mimeographed, the drawings are
most likely not ditko originals, but retraced by other hands" is flat-out wrong.
nyc comic con organizer bernie bubnis was kind enough to correct me and supply
the following information:

"ditko drew DIRECTLY onto ditto paper (not mimeo). this was a shiny white top sheet
that allowed a penciled line to be transferred to the blue sheet underneath. simply,
one could "draw" on this ditto master pretty easily, but you could only get about
200 clear copies from it.

"ditko did the front and rear covers of this con booklet. a few lines were not heavy
enough to transfer to the underlying blue sheet, so i "connected" a few myself, but
at least 98 per cent of that thing is ALL DITKO. he actually sat in at this first con
and was very supportive. i think he felt sorry for me. no one took the con idea
seriously in those days. i actually paid for most of it out of my own 16-year-old
pocket. ditko's presence MADE IT the first comic convention."

image taken from ebay

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