Jake Saunders (writer)
1947 (age 67–68)
|Pen name||Buddy Saunders
|Occupation||writer and businessman|
Jake "Buddy" Saunders (born 1947) is an American author and businessman.
Saunders started out in the world of fanzines, operating his own mail order service starting in 1961. In the mid-1960s was a regular contributor (as an artist) to the seminal comic book fanzine Rocket's Blast Comicollector.
He co-authored A Voice and Bitter Weeping with Howard Waldrop, later expanded into the 1974 novel The Texas-Israeli War: 1999, as well as Time and Variance, with Waldrop and Steven Utley. His short story "Back to the Stone Age'" was nominated for a Nebula Award in 1976.
Saunders owned and operated Lone Star Comics, a chain of seven Texas comic book stores founded in 1977. With the sale of the Lone Star comic book store chain in 2013, Mr. Saunders and his family now operate the online Lone Star Comics, www.mycomicshop.com.
- Melrose, Kevin. "Lone Star Comics owners sell three locations," Comic Book Resources (July 12, 2013).
- Chuang, Tamara (May 31, 1998). "Zoom – Arlington Comic Store Chain Takes Off; It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s Lone Star Comics!". The Dallas Morning News.
- Melrose, Kevin (September 10, 2013). "Lone Star Comics owners sell remaining brick and mortar stores". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
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