Lovers’ Lane

Here are the pencil versions of some of the introductory pages for the latest volume in my Treasury of 20th Century Murder series: the story of the still-unsolved Hall-Mills double murder in New Brunswick NJ in 1922. When doing the research for a murder case, I always try to find out as much as I can about the city where it took place. One reader, in fact, told me that with my books he always imagines the voice of the late Paul Winfield, of the documentary series “City Confidential.”

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About the Author

Rick Geary
Rick Geary
Rick Geary was born in 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, where his first cartoons were published in the University Daily Kansan.

He worked as staff artist for two weekly papers in Wichita before moving to San Diego in 1975.

He began work in comics in 1977 and was for thirteen years a contributor to the Funny Pages of National Lampoon. His comic stories have also been published in Heavy Metal, Dark Horse Comics and the DC Comics/Paradox Press Big Books. His early comic work has been collected in Housebound with Rick Geary from Fantagraphics Books.

During a four-year stay in New York, his illustrations appeared regularly in The New York Times Book Review. His illustration work has also been seen in MAD, Spy, Rolling Stone, The Los Angeles Times, and American Libraries.

He has written and illustrated three children’s books based on The Mask for Dark Horse and two Spider-Man children’s books for Marvel. His children’s comic Society of Horrors ran in Disney Adventures magazine from 1999 to 2006. He is currently the artist for the new series of Gumby comics, written by Bob Burden.

His graphic novels include three adaptations for CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED and the continuing series A Treasury of Victorian Murder for NBM Publishing, the latest of which is The Saga of the Bloody Benders. In 2007, he wrote and illustrated J. Edgar Hoover: A Graphic Biography for Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Rick has received the Inkpot Award from the San Diego Comic Convention (1980) and the Book and Magazine Illustration Award from the National Cartoonists Society (1994).

He and his wife Deborah can be found every year in the Artists Alley at San Diego Comic Con International. In 2007, after more than thirty years in San Diego, they moved to the town of Carrizozo, New Mexico.

See his books from NBM!

1 Comment on "Lovers’ Lane"

  1. Love Geary! How much research does that guy do? How is subject matter chosen? Does he need me to volunteer to look over books and make notes?

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