With the publication of The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation in 2006 and their subsequent graphic novels, including Anne Frank, The Anne Frank House Graphic Biography, and a graphic novel based on the hideous and gruesome history of the man who gave his name to Dracula, Vlad the Impaler, Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colón, his artistic partner, have sold a remarkable million plus copies of their work. And with the upcoming publication of The Sacred Band of Thebes in the fall of 2014, and Three-Fifths of a Man in early 2015, that amount is only going to expand.
The word ‘legend’ doesn’t do justice to Sid Jacobson. In a career spanning over six decades, Sid has been a writer, an editor, a novelist, a sports biographer, a popular songwriter with a dozen hit songs, and a novelist. As an editor, and the editor in chief, at Harvey Publications, Jacobson has created many of the iconic characters we grew up with, including Richie Rich, Hot Stuff, Wendy, Little Lotta and Planet Terry. At Hanna-Barbera he oversaw the creation of a line of comic books based on the classic TV shows including The Flintstones, The Jetsons and Yogi Bear. During his time as an executive editor at Marvel, he oversaw the development of the very popular comic book Damage Control.
Outside of the comic and graphic novel arena, Jacobson wrote hit songs for Frankie Avalon, Johnny Mathis and Dion and the Belmonts, the several books, including Streets of Gold and Pete Reiser: The Rough-and-Tumble Career of the Perfect Ballplayer.
Jacobson met Colón when the later began his career as a letterer for Harvey Comics, and together they have been responsible for countless comics and publications.