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Monday, June 20, 2011

Lew Sayre Schwartz, R.I.P.

Mark Evanier reports the passing of artist Lew Sayre Schwartz.

Schwartz was one of the primary ghost artists drawing Batman comics for Bob Kane for several years in the golden age. That work was all anonymous at the time, but fortunately in more recent years his work in those stories has been recognized both in the credits of reprints from DC (with varying amounts of accuracy) and in the fan press, most notably with interviews in EDDIE CAMPBELL'S EGOMANIA #1 [2002] (more by Campbell on Schwartz over here) and ALTER EGO #51 [2005].

Schwartz panel from DETECTIVE #193, drawing himself on the right of the panel, as identified and printed in EGOMANIA #1
1993 recreation of BATMAN #75 by Schwartz, as published on the cover of ALTER EGO #51

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