Hard as it is to believe (for me, anyway), it was 34 years ago today that I made my first professional sale as a writer. Nick Cuti, assistant editor for Charlton Comics in 1975, sent me this letter…

…Informing me that they were buying this 5-page story, art by Mike Zeck, and published in Scary Tales #3 (December 1975). As ever, click on an image for a better view…

Thanks again, Nick! Seeing as how I didn’t miss a cliche or an opportunity to wax purple (I was 19…it was a simpler time…really!), it’s a miracle you saw any chance for me at all. It’s been a lot of four color ink under the bridge since.

(Jeez, I couldn’t even deliver the punchline…!)

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2 Comments on On This Date…

  1. rob! says:

    Fun story, and well drawn by Zeck.

    Nice coloring, too–even with that cruddy Charlton paper stock!

  2. B says:

    thanks for posting this paul! haven't seen this in over 20 years. i grew up reading charlston comics, this is my favorite story, i especially like the twist in the end.

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