Tuesday, February 27, 2007

February 27, 2007 Bonus Blog
Here are two photos I forgot I had taken in New York. The first is from Friday at the New York Comic Con and is of Larry Gonick (right), Marisa Acocella Marchetto (center) and Paul Hutton. This was taken as the events describing Jackie O were unfolding in real time.

This photo (below) captures Bob Brink (left), Hutton and Tor Forge Executive Editor Bob Gleason at restuarant 103 West on Wednesday night. The waiter is bringing us all steaks and they were very good.

Bob Gleason told us many stories but my favorite was about him being just a kid in the biz back in the sixties and going to an apartment where Harold Robbins was finishing a novel. Two hookers in the bedroom and a passed out publisher in the front room, all waiting for Harold to do his magic. Robbins was the Golden Goose in those days, churning out The Carpetbaggers, The Adventurers and many other best sellers.

"I'm afraid the book biz has been reduced to a consignment business."
—Bob Gleason

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