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Post  BoG on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:53 am

http://sfscope.com/2011/01/comics-expert-jerry-weist-dies.html

Comics expert Jerry Weist dies
By Ian Randal Strock January 7, 2011

SFScope friend Andrew Porter and the PulpMags mailing list report the death of author and fan Jerry Weist, who had been battling cancer for several years, on 7 January 2011. He was in his 60s.

Weist was the author of The Comic Art Price Guide (the second edition appeared in 2000, and he completed the third edition prior to his death; it's scheduled to appear this summer), Bradbury: An Illustrated Life (2002), and 100 Greatest Comic Books (2004).
He was also a retailer. He opened The Million Year Picnic (one of the first specialty comics stores in the US), in Boston in 1974. And he was a consultant to Sotheby's auction house from 1990 to 2001.

Weist first began collecting comic books and science fiction in 1958, when he picked up the second issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland at his father's grocery store. He produced his own Monster fanzines in the early 1960s, attended his first World Science Fiction Convention in Cleveland in 1966, and later edited and published the groundbreaking comic book EC Fanzine Squa Tront. He moved to New York City in 1972 and established himself as an artist on the Lower East Side, eventually having one-man shows at galleries in SoHo, and then moved to Boston. After spending ten years in retail, he moved back to New York and convinced Sotheby's in 1991 to mount the first major Comic Book and Comic Art auction


Grant Irwin, underground comix guru and Jerry "Squa Tront" Weist visit at the OAF reunion 2007

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