FROM: Joe Kubert and Paul E. Fitzgerald

29 – Backes Group’s Best PS Continuity

As BlogPost 29 in our ongoing, year-long salute to the U.S. Army’s internationally acclaimed PS Magazine in its sixtieth year, we present the best continuity produced by Backes Graphic Productions, in Princeton, New Jersey, as selected by the New Millennium staff of PS. Back in April, in our BlogPost 11, we introduced you to the Backes group’s work as the contractor for PS Magazine creative art, design, and pre-press services, by displaying their four best Front Covers.

The Backes Group produced 150 issues of PS Magazine, from PS 45 (August 1988) through PS 578 (January 2001). Their contract-run, at this point in time, is second only to Will Eisner’s 21 years and 227 issues. Joe Kubert, the current PS artist, is closing the gap, though, being well into his eleventh year, which will be completed with PS 711 in February of 2012.

The centerspread mini-poster from the PS 525 continuity is shown below.

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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 12 books, including Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).

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