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Artist Jack Katz Resources

A number of web resources exist on the net that either concern Jack as an artist directly or reflect his many interests. Other resources could be of use to anyone whose interests can also be found in art, anatomy, drawing, comics or just trying to figure out the universe on their own.

levin book

Bob Levin has been writing about the alternative publishing scene for many years and in Outlaws, Rebels, Freethinkers & Pirates, takes on the unruly state of graphic artists not generally recognized by the established press of the day.

One of the chapters is devoted to Jack Katz and especially to his creation of The First Kingdom. The book covers others as well who were part of new age of comics that came into being while the establishment was not watching.

Amazon reviews his book:

"Bob Levin explores the by-ways and back roads of creative genius in as off-beat a collection of characters as are likely to be found outside a carnival midway. Serious, dedicated, often driven by the hounds of Hell, these artists pursue often off-putting, always fascinating visions without regard to popular acclaim or financial reward."

cartoonist society

The Society has one of the largest and most up-to-date biographical listing of cartoonists on the web. Among them is Jack and you can find his hand-drawn listing in the Members Directory.

The National Cartoonists Society describes itself as:

"...the world's largest and most prestigious organization of professional cartoonists...born in 1946 when groups of cartoonists got together to entertain the troops. They found that they enjoyed each other's company and decided to get together on a regular basis."

"Today, the NCS membership roster includes over 500 of the world's major cartoonists, working in many branches of the profession, including newspaper comic strips and panels, comic books, editorial cartoons, animation, gag cartoons, greeting cards, advertising, magazine and book illustration and more."

"Membership is limited to established professional cartoonists, with a few exceptions of outstanding persons in affiliated fields. The NCS is not a guild or union, although we have joined forces from time to time to fight for member's rights, and we regularly use our talents to help worthwhile causes."