Place Covered: Monroe, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority
Date Issued: 1999-08-20
Subjects: Swayze, Marc, 1913-2012 | Comic book artist | Comic books, strips, etc. | Illustrators | Fawcett Comics | Captain Marvel (Comic strip)
- Weill, Gus Host
- Fowler, Ken Producer
- Swayze, Marc Interviewee
This episode of the series “Louisiana Legends” from August 20, 1999, features an interview with Marc Swayze conducted by Gus Weill. Swayze, a native of Monroe, worked as a comic book illustrator with Fawcett Comics from 1941-1953. He discusses: his creative family; the origin of the word “Shazam!”; his early interest in drawing as a child; how he entered professional cartooning; assisting Russell Keaton with “Flying Jenny”; his move to New York to work on Captain Marvel under C.C. Beck; the “Golden Age” of comics; his time in the military illustrating posters; his move back to Monroe after his military service, where he continued to illustrate comics; and his thoughts on comic book art today.