Bhob Stewart, RIP

bhobbenchSad to hear of the passing of Bhob Stewart. One of the first comics “pundits” (for lack of a better term) I ever read. Among his many astute articles on comics, my favorite might be Stewart’s essay on the work of Howard Nostrand and his subsequent interview with the artist (if you can find Graphic Story Magazine from 1974, check it out. It’s a classic!). Among his many contributions to pop culture, Stewart created Wacky Packages for Topps and is credited for coining the term “underground comics.” He’ll be missed. Spa fon, Bhob!