By Micah Mertes
Lincoln Star Journal
November 5, 2011
Richard Graham’s first foray into comic books didn’t include Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four or Archie but a 1979 Army training pamphlet for an off-road military vehicle: “Operation and Preventative Maintenance: the M561/M792 Gama Goat.”
No capes, superheroes or criminal masterminds here. Instead, it featured a blonde bombshell going through key points on tire pressure, cooling system filters and payload limits. The dry subject matter (scantily clad teacher aside) contrasts oddly with the gorgeous illustrations courtesy of Will Eisner, one of the most beloved comic book artists of all time.
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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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