A Call For Information: Comic Books and Murder!

I'm throwing this out for those in the know.  Feel free to pass it on to anyone who you think could be interested.

I'm working on a book about Leonard Lawson.  Other than Len himself and Bob Wood, does anyone know of any other comic book artist, writer or publisher who has been found guilty of a major crime, such as murder or rape?  I'm not limiting myself to Australia and the USA - anywhere in the world.  If you know, then details please!

I've done some deep, and serious, research for this project.  In doing so I hope to reveal that what is accepted as the truth about Lawson isn't really truth.  I've found some facts that haven't been revealed, and this book will put a lie to many, many accounts.

Naturally I'm nowhere near finished, so feel free to contact me if you want to start a dialogue.  I have a lot of previously unreported information on Lawson, but, as always, the more the better.  And thanks to those who have already sent down info.


Ian Miller said…
Jim Shooter has been accused over the years of indirectly killing Gene Day/being responsible for his death. He was never accused and most of it is hearsay, but here's Jim writing about it on his blog: http://www.jimshooter.com/2011/08/comment-and-answer-about-gene-days.html
Ian Miller said…
He was never convicted*, I should say.
Alan said…
This is perhaps a stretch but pro-wrestler and 1 time comic cover artist Jerry Lawler was accused and on trail for statutory rape in the 1990's. He was acquitted though.
Unknown said…
Wasn't Al Capp charged with rape and sexual assault numerous times?
Peter Arno seemed to be guilty of Making Whoopee with several wives of other men, resulting in fist fights and a challenge to a duel.
Erik said…
Greg Brooks, who did the pencilling for the American comic book mini-series Crimson Avenger in the 1980s was convicted and is in jail for the murder of his wife.

Nate said…
Well, there was the time when Mort Weisinger dropped acid and attacked Frank Robbins with a hammer. My understanding is that Neal Adams managed to restrain Mort long enough for someone from the Bronx zoo to come in with a tranquilizer gun.
More recently, Tom Breevort tied a Marvel intern to a chair and burned him with matches. But there's reason to suspect that the kid deserved it, and charges were never pressed.
Anonymous said…
You can find more about Al Capp's sexual crimes here: http://comicscommentary.blogspot.com/2012/01/al-capps-sex-scandals.html

I suppose it's all in the recent biography too

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