Newton was born 87 years ago. Read this fond memorial from 1984…
The late Don Newton, one of the most underappreciated artists in comics history — and one of my all-time favorite Batman illustrators — was born 87 years ago on Nov. 13, 1934.
Sadly, he died in 1984 at the far-too-young age of 49. But his death certainly didn’t go unnoticed: DC exec Dick Giordano devoted one of his popular Meanwhile… columns to eulogizing his fellow artist and it’s a gently moving read. There’s also some nice commentary by Pat Bastienne, who was the publisher’s editorial coordinator at the time:
This is only one part of our annual tribute to Newton: Click here for columnist Paul Kupperberg’s MY 13 FAVORITE PROJECTS WORKING WITH DON NEWTON. It’s well worth your time.
— Just Look at This Unsung BATMAN Splash Page by DON NEWTON. Click here.
— 13 SPLASH PAGES: A DON NEWTON Birthday Celebration. Click here.