Earlier today we posted that legendary EC and Marvel artist Marie Severin suffered a stroke last week and is in the hospital. Irene Vartanoff wrote to tell me that she spoke to Marie today, and she is in good spirits and making jokes. Marie has suffered some speech impairment and will be in the hospital for at least a few more days.
Irene will be printing out some of the blog postings and giving them to Marie, so please do send a card.
Marie was born in 1929, sister to another comics great, John Severin, and began her comics career as the colorist for the great EC comics of the 50s. She then became part of Marvel’s bullpen, coloring comics and drawing Dr. Strange, the Sub-Mariner and such humor titles as Not Brand Ecch. She stayed busy into the 90s, with such jobs as inking Evan Dorkin on his Bill and Ted comics for Marvel.
I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that Marie was and is an inspiration to me. It was one of the greatest thrills of my fan girl life when I finally got to meet her at a New York con back in 94 or so. I continue to send all my best to her.