In this post I address Barry Blair’s history as a professional artist and comic book creator from the 1970s to the late 1990s, including his self-published work through Night Wynd Productions, the rise and fall of Aircel Comics, his resurrection of the Night Wynd imprint, his work for WaRP Graphics on various Elfquest titles, and his transition away from comics into fetish and kink illustration. I conclude by raising questions about Blair’s lasting impact on comics and addressing where his work stands today.
Here’s a list of all the comics, graphic novels, comic-related books, zines, and other small press publications that I read in April 2020 with brief descriptions and information on where I found each publication.
In December 2019 I decided I was going to attend San Diego Comic Fest (SDCF) the following March. It had been decades since I attended a fan convention of any sort.