The comics career of Sam Glanzman was recently resurrected and revived by Drew Ford, reprinting his old war comics from Marvel Comics from Dover Comics and commissioning new stories for the IDW comics imprint It's Alive!. As a result, at 92 years old, it is likely that Glanzman became the oldest comic book writer and artist in regular work in the US comics industry. But even without Drew, he had been reinventing his work for webcomics in 2003 and creating new comics for the Joe Kubert Presents magazine.
Well, Drew Ford has now let us know that Sam Glanzman, has entered the first stages of hospice care. He had a fall recently that resulted in surgery and, according to Drew, his body just isn't bouncing back. Drew and Sam's wife Sue are now, together, putting a Sam Glanzman tribute book together, Sam Glanzman Forever, while he has time to enjoy it.
Ford is collecting tributes for Sam from comic book pros and fans alike. He asks that if you love and appreciate Sam's work and would like to send in a tribute for inclusion in the book (writing and/or art) to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: SAM GLANZMAN TRIBUTE – LAST NAME, FIRST NAME.
Glanzman is best known for his Charlton Comics series Hercules, about the mythological Greek demigod; his biographical war stories about his service aboard the U.S.S. Stevens for DC Comics and Marvel Comics; and the Charlton Comics Fightin' Army feature "The Lonely War of Willy Schultz", a Vietnam War-era serial about a German-American U.S. Army captain during World War II. But you may have your own specific memories and thoughts to share.
Ford has also launched a GoFundMe campaign, to produce the tribute book, and help Sam and Sue out with extra funds in their time of need.