February 26, 2014


The Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting a special 007 event this Saturday night. If you haven't discovered the comic James Bond, you are in for a treat! Four years before audiences heard Sean Connery introduce himself as "Bond, James Bond" in Dr. No (1962), Ian Fleming's secret agent came to life as a comic strip in the Daily Express. His adventures continued in newspapers until 1983. Fans around the world have also followed Bond's missions in many comic book publications from the 1960s-1990s, most notably by DC (USA), Semic Press (Scandinavia), Giallo (Italy), Eclipse (USA), and Zig Zag (South America). Most recently, Charlie Higson's Young Bond novel, Silverfin, was released as a graphic novel in 2010.  

Museum chair Ron Evans, Alan J. Porter (James Bond: The History of the Illustrated 007), and Mike Capozzola will present an in-depth discussion and slideshow about the history of James Bond comics from 7:30-9:30. Event highlights also include: vintage memorabilia, silent auction, SKYPE with special guests, prizes, and martinis. Admission is $007. More info here. Comic covers from my sister site Illustrated 007.

Recent Spy Vibe posts: James Bond Turkish EditionEdward Gorey's 1960sIpcress File cinematography007 SOLO cover designsBatman Valentines cardsSaturday Cartoons: Marine BoyMary QuantPatrick Macnee, Gloria Steinem and Denny O'Neil on MOD Wonder WomanWin Scott Eckert interview, Siegel and Shuster's SPYDavid McCallum: Son of BatmanJon Gilbert talks FlemingBarbarella TV seriesMeet the Beatles 50thWonderwall comes to Blu-rayBatman StripsDavid Bowie at 67Kevin Dart talks Ringo & Powerpuff GirlsSherlock ExhibitFu Manchu history panelAndy Warhol box set, Six-Million Dollar ManStriped Light NudeBuckminster FullerDylan at NewportJane and SergeThe Goldfinger VariationsMod Tales InterviewDavid Tennant's Ian Fleming audio books, Atomic ArtShane Glines Batman.

Recent Ian Fleming posts on Spy Vibe: Ian Fleming LettersErno Goldfinger, Ian Fleming Music Series links: Noel CowardWhispering Jack SmithHawaiian GuitarJoe Fingers Carr, new Ian Fleming CatalogJon Gilbert interview, Double 007 Designs, Bond audio book reissues, discovery of one of Ian Fleming's WWII Commandos, James Bond book covers, Ian Fleming's Playboy interview for Kindle, Spy Vibe's discovery of a rare Ian Fleming serialization, rare View to a Kill, Fleming's Royal gold typewriter, Ian Fleming's memorial address, Spy Vibe's Ian Fleming image archive.

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