It was in a phone conversation with Ken that I discovered that he, like myself and several other alumni had been invited as special “40th Anniversary Guests” to the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. I think it took me all of a day to realize that this would be a perfect opportunity to gather all of Ken’s “boys” together in one room. It was Ken who started the tradition of Sunday dinner during the cons at Filippi’s, an Italian restaurant in the Little Italy section of SD. A tradition my sons and I had kept going all these years, so it was a fitting place to have the dinner.
Jim Valentino remembers Ken’s 1999 going-away party with guests Scott Shaw!, David Scroggy, John Koukousakis, Max McBurney, Clayton Moore, the late Bill Liebowitz, Harlan Ellison, and many more.
n any discussion about Ken it would be remiss not to recall the love of his life, Patty.
It is inconceivable to me that anyone could meet Patty and not fall in love with her. She was one of the kindest, loving, honest and wonderful human beings I have ever encountered and my life was enriched simply by knowing her.
Why is Ken important? Because in the late 1960s he reached out to a scattered neighborhood of green youngsters and introduced them to professional publishing, cheap collector’s items, fan and pro history… I could go on and on, but Ken Krueger was one of my earliest publishers of both literary essays and artwork. He clearly [...]