In 1989, my wife Pamela and I started TwoMorrows Advertising in Raleigh, North Carolina, providing advertising and graphic design services to local and national accounts. ("TwoMorrows" is a play on our last name-there’s two of us!) In early 1994, after hearing of Jack Kirby’s death, I (being a lifelong Kirby fan) dug out my Kirby comics and, after spending that Spring re-experiencing what had drawn me to Kirby’s work originally, decided to produce a newsletter about him in my spare time. The result was THE JACK KIRBY COLLECTOR #1 in September 1994, mailed free to 125 other Kirby fans.
TJKC quickly caught on, and things snowballed from there. In 1998, we teamed with editor Jon B. Cooke to produce the Eisner Award-winning Comic Book Artist, followed by the revival of Roy Thomas’ 1960s fanzine Alter Ego in 1999 (another Eisner Award winner for us). Mike Manley’s DRAW! (the professional how-to magazine about comics, cartooning, and animation) debuted in 2001, and Danny Fingeroth’s WRITE NOW! (offering tips and lessons on writing for comics) premiered in 2002. In 2004, we launched BACK ISSUE! magazine (edited by Michael Eury), covering comics of the 1970s, ’80s, and today, and in 2006, we spun the ROUGH STUFF section of BACK ISSUE! into its own magazine (edited by Bob McLeod), celebrating the art of creating comics. In 2008, we launched BRICKJOURNAL, the ultimate magazine for LEGO enthusiasts. And Jon B. Cooke has returned to TwoMorrows in 2013 with the launch of COMIC BOOK CREATOR, the new voice of the comics medium.
In addition, we publish a line of highly respected and award-winning trade paperbacks, encompassing a wide variety of interests. But regardless of what time period or genre we cover, we always try to provide our readers what they want: in-depth coverage of comics (and LEGO!) history and creators, with a fun, positive slant, in the most professional manner possible.
Since 1994, we've been showing fans the future of comics (and now LEGO®) history. Sample any of our publications, and join the revolution!
John Morrow, publisher