Friday, April 23, 2010

"The Harveyville Fun Times!" to Continue

"The Harveyville Fun Times!" will continue with #76. However, Mark Arnold will
be stepping down as Editor and Publisher with issue #75.

The new Editor and Publisher effective with issue #76 is...Ben Samuels!

Samuels comes with a publishing background as he has published his own comic
books before and also has worked with Heritage Auctions. Arnold will still write
for "THFT!" and also help Samuels when needed with the publishing process.

Samuels is not planning any drastic changes for "THFT!", except maybe ones for
the better. He will give the publication renewed enthusiasm and vigor that
Arnold, after 20 years, no longer have the time and energy because of other
projects and commitments. He also may publish more frequently. Samuel's focus
may be more on the superhero, war, romance and horror comics of Harvey, which I
feel is fine as the "Harvey World" characters have basically been "beaten to

As for Arnold, he will still write for "THFT!" and plans to do more books.
Arnold is very excited about this announcement and hopes that "THFT!" will
continue on for many years to come...

You can contact Ben at

Background information:

"The Harveyville Fun Times!" was created by Mark Arnold in 1990 as a fanzine
covering the history of Harvey Comics. He has been Editor and Publisher for the
past 20 years and 75 issues and a book called "The Best of The Harveyville Fun
Times!", that was issued in 2006.

The fandom created spawned several Harvey book compilations written by Leslie
Cabarga and Jerry Beck and published by Dark Horse, as well as an original art
show that Arnold produced that appeared in San Francisco, New York and
Pittsburgh during 2008 and 2009 and soon to debut in May 2010 at Van Eaton
Galleries in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Arnold is also the writer for "Created and Produced by Total TeleVision
productions: The Story of Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and the Rest" (2009) and
"If You're Cracked, You're Happy: The Cracked Mazagine Story" (2010) and is
currently at work on a book about The Beatles called "Mark Arnold Picks On The


Greenblatt the Great! said...

Good news! Love this PEANUTS spoof cover, who did it?

Greenblatt the Great! said...

This may be a dumb question but how do I join/follow this blog? I can't find the button!

Mark, looking forward to the CRACKED book. You should definitely come down to L.A. and talk about it to the CAPS gang in Burbank when it's out.

Have you ever been to one of our annual CAPS banquets? In recent years, we've honored Jerry Robinson, Jack Davis/Sergio Aragones, Stan Lee and Bil Keane. The banquets have been amazing and the turnout great: it's a who's who of the industry.

And you'll dig this: June Foray is a longtime distinguished CAPS member.

We're not sure yet who we'll be honoring at this year's banquet but I'll give you a heads up....


Mark Arnold said...

Jeff Little who has done many covers for me. I answered the blog following question on the other blog entry (Korg)....