Who are you anyway?
I'm an immortal pirate gentleman spy with a mysterious suitcase handcuffed to his arm.
No, not really. I'm a recently graduated student from the University of British Columbia's School of Library, Archival & Information Studies.
Where did your logo come from?
The "Two-Fisted" part of the logo comes from Two-Fisted Tales Annual #2, while other elements of the covers were cobbled together using image manipulation programs and parts of various comic covers.
Who did that awesome cover for issue one?
The art is by Jack Kamen and is from EC Comics' Crime SuspenStories #27, February-March 1955 (the final issue). It's for a story called "Maniac at Large!" (drawn by George Evans, and potentially written by Al Feldstein) that is actually about a librarian!
Who did that amazing cover for issue two?
The art is by Steve Ditko (!) from Charlton Comics' The Thing! #13, April 1954.
It’s in the public domain! It’s for a story called "Library of Horror"
(also drawn by Ditko, no writer credited) that doesn’t even feature a
Who did that astonishing cover for issue three?
The art is by Nick Cardy and is from DC Comics' From Beyond the Unknown #23, July-August 1973. It's actually a new cover for an old comic originally published in Strange Adventures #75, December 1956. It's for a story called "Secret of the Man-Ape" (written by Otto Binder and drawn by Carmine Infantino) that I haven't been able to find yet.
Did Ben Blacker actually say that he couldn't "vouch for the quality" of Two Fisted Librarians as it states on the cover of issue #2?
Yes! I gave him a copy after the Thrilling Adventure Hour / Welcome to Night Vale crossover live show at Emerald City Comicon 2014, and he said "This is a great idea! But I can't vouch for it's quality."
Did Mike Mignola actually say that Two-Fisted Librarians was "begging to be made" as it states on the cover of issue #3?
Yes! He said it after I gave him a copies of the first two issues at Emerald City Comicon 2015 .
Have either of them actually read Two Fisted Library Stories?
I have no idea if they ever read the copies I gave them. Probably not...