Gary Edson Arlington, who in 1968 founded The San Francisco Comic Book Company, reputedly America’s first comic book store, has passed away at the age of 75. In addition to his pioneering in retail, Arlington was also an artist whose work was collected in the book I Am Not of This Planet: The Art of Gary Edson Arlington published by Last Gasp in 2011 and a publisher of some important early undergrounds including Slow Death Comics, Skull Comics, and San Francisco Comic Book.
Ron Turner of Last Gasp confirmed that Arlington died on Thursday, January 16th. Arlington had been living at the Mission Creek Senior Community subsidized apartment complex for low income seniors.
Gary Edson Arlington Was a Key Figure in Underground Comics
Posted by ICv2 on January 17, 2014 @ 10:37 pm CT