Mark Arnold (historian)

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Mark Arnold
A photo of historian Mark Arnold
Mark Arnold
BornDecember 15, 1966 (1966-12-15) (age 52)
NationalityAmerican

Mark Arnold (born December 15, 1966, in San Jose, California) is an American writer and commentator who grew up in Saratoga, California. He has contributed to several publications in the United States, including The Comics Journal, Hogan's Alley, Back Issue!, and Comics Buyer's Guide. Arnold also worked with Jerry Beck and Leslie Cabarga on their Harvey Comics Classics series for Dark Horse Comics.

Arnold has a BA degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, and has studied art through Art Instruction Schools. He currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.

Books[edit]

Arnold has written numerous books about comic books and animation. The first, The Best of The Harveyville Fun Times!, focused on the comic book publisher Harvey Comics.[1] The second was Created and Produced by Total TeleVision productions: The Story of Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and the Rest.[2][3] If You're Cracked, You're Happy: The History of Cracked Mazagine, a two-volume set followed in 2011.[4][5][6][7] Most recently, Arnold wrote Mark Arnold Picks On The Beatles[3] and Frozen in Ice: The Story of Walt Disney Productions 1966-1985.[8]

Art shows[edit]

Arnold also compiled the traveling original art show entitled "From Richie Rich to Wendy the Witch: The Art of Harvey Comics" which debuted in June 2008 at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, moving to New York City's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in December 2008 and traveling again to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May 2009. The show ended at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California in May 2010.[9][10]

Arnold compiled another original art show entitled "70 Years of Archie Comics" which debuted in July 2011 again at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum and ran through December 2011.[11]

In 2012, a third art show entitled "What Me, Worry? 60 Years of Mad" debuted on April 20 at the museum.[12][13]

Contributions to DVD releases[edit]

Arnold recorded audio commentaries and video narration for the following DVD releases through Shout! Factory: "Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection (1945-1963)",[14] "Underdog: The Complete Series"[15][16] and "Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales: Complete Collection"[17][18][19][20][21] released in 2011 and 2012.

The Geek Speak Show[edit]

Arnold debuted his segment called "The Stories Behind the Stories" on "The Geek Speak Show",[22] on September 5, 2012. The segment features interviews with past, present and up-and-coming people in the comic book and animation industry. Multiple episodes of "The Stories Behind the Stories" have been made available via a YouTube channel.

Famous Saratogans display[edit]

The Saratoga History Museum honored Arnold by including him in a display of famous Saratogans, which ran from November 2009 through January 2010.[citation needed]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Arnold, Mark (2006). The Best of The Harveyville Fun Times!. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781847283689.
  • Arnold, Mark (2009). Created and Produced by Total TeleVision productions: The Story of Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and the Rest. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593933456.
  • Arnold, Mark (2011). If You're Cracked, You're Happy: The Cracked Mazagine Story, Part Won. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593936440.
  • Arnold, Mark (2011). If You're Cracked, You're Happy: The Cracked Mazagine Story, Part Too. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593936457.
  • Arnold, Mark (2011). Mark Arnold Picks On The Beatles. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781257644544.
  • Arnold, Mark (2013). Frozen in Ice: The Story of Walt Disney Productions 1966-1985. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593937515.
  • Arnold, Mark (2015). Think Pink! The DePatie-Freleng Story. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593931698.
  • Arnold, Mark (2017). Pocket Full of Dennis the Menace. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781629331188.
  • Arnold, Mark (2017). The Harvey Comics Companion. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781629331737.
  • Arnold, Mark (2017). Long Title: Looking for the Good Times; Examining the Monkees' Songs, One by One. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781629331751.

As contributor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Arnold, Mark, "The Harveyville Fun Times!" Story, The Self Publishing Experience, archived from the original on 2012-03-12, retrieved 2012-05-06
  2. ^ Contino, Jennifer M. (2009-08-27), MARK ARNOLD, UNDERDOG, TEN TUXEDO & THE REST, COMICON.com, archived from the original on 2013-06-23, retrieved 2012-05-06
  3. ^ a b Hall, Phil (2009-07-15), Mark Arnold And The TTV Fun Factory, Film Threat, retrieved 2012-05-07
  4. ^ Richmond, Tom (2011-06-09), A Cracked History Lesson, Tom's MAD Blog!, retrieved 2012-05-07
  5. ^ Thompson, Steven (2011-07-01), Review: If You're Cracked, You're Happy!, BOOKSTEVE'S LIBRARY, retrieved 2012-05-07
  6. ^ von Busack, Richard (2011-06-27), If You're Cracked, You're Happy, SanJose.com, archived from the original on 2012-03-19, retrieved 2012-05-07
  7. ^ MAD Store.Com (2011-06-02), If You're CRACKED,You're Happy! --Parts Won And Too!, MAD Mumblings, retrieved 2012-05-07
  8. ^ "FROZEN IN ICE: THE STORY OF WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS, 1966-1985 by Mark Arnold". BearManor Media. Retrieved 2013-12-10.
  9. ^ Beck, Jerry (2010-05-08), Harvey Art Show, Cartoon Brew, archived from the original on 2010-05-13, retrieved 2012-05-07
  10. ^ THE ART OF HARVEY COMICS, Van Eaton Galleries, retrieved 2012-05-07
  11. ^ 70 Years of Archie Comics, Cartoon Art Museum, 2011-06-17, archived from the original on 2012-04-29, retrieved 2012-05-07
  12. ^ What, Me Worry? 60 Years of MAD, Cartoon Art Museum, 2012-03-26, archived from the original on 2012-05-05, retrieved 2012-05-07
  13. ^ Richmond, Tom, Cartoon Art Museum, Tom's MAD Blog!, retrieved 2012-05-07
  14. ^ Casper The Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection 1945-1963, Shout! Factory, archived from the original on 2011-09-24, retrieved 2012-05-07
  15. ^ Underdog: Complete Collector's Edition, Shout! Factory, retrieved 2012-05-07[permanent dead link]
  16. ^ Jones, Steve (2012-02-25), DVD Extra: Animated 'Underdog' is here, USA Today, retrieved 2012-05-07
  17. ^ Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales: The Complete Collection, Shout! Factory, retrieved 2012-05-07[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ Mavis, Paul (2012-04-27), Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales: The Complete Collection : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video, DVD Talk, retrieved 2012-05-07
  19. ^ TFG1 Mike (2012-03-08), TFG1Mike's DVD Reviews: Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales, GeekCast Radio Network, retrieved 2012-05-07
  20. ^ WadeM (2012-03-28), Tennessee Tuxedo DVD set from Shout Factory, Home Theater Forum, retrieved 2012-05-07
  21. ^ Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales - The Complete Collection, ClassicFlix, archived from the original on 2012-04-17, retrieved 2012-05-07
  22. ^ "About". The Geek Speak Show. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-10.

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