Ron Goulart died on the morning of January 14th, 2022. It was the day after his birthday: an irony wrapped in a riddle strangled by a conundrum. Actually the date was merely a coincidence. No, it was an irrelevant fact.
I am struggling with a way to begin this, fooling myself that I can “open” with a type of grabber that he did in one of his, oh, 200+ novels.
Comic book and comic strip editor, comics historian, and author Rick Marschall waxes nostalgic
about his friend – comic book and comic strip writer, comics historian, and author Ron Goulart.
Did I mention they both cartooned?
Many aspects of Ron Goulart will live forever. Not the least in the fond memories and now broken hearts of many friends and uncountable strangers he inspired.
“To be continued”? Actually, yes. Until printing presses and used-book stores disappear, Ron Goulart will indeed always be with us.
Read Rick’s tribute to Ron at Yesterday’s Papers.