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Marc Swayze, Mary Marvel Co-Creator, Passes Away

Marc Swayze, Mary Marvel Co-Creator, Passes Away

The Fawcett illustrator was 99 years old.



Source: The News-Star

Marcus Swayze, an illustrator best known for his role in creating Mary Marvel, passed away yesterday at the age of 99.  Swayze was a prolific illustrator at Fawcett and had a decade long career at the company working on comic illustrations for both comic book and newspaper strips. The creator's personal philosophy of comics was to "use the art in storytelling so that even a child who couldn’t yet read could get a story out of it."

Swayze also served in the Army in World War II, all the while continuing to write comic scripts for Fawcett.  In addition, he also played guitar twice for Bing Crosby when he was entertaining troops. After Fawcett folded, Swayze also illustrated for Charlton Comics. 

Our condolances to Mr. Swayze's family.






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