With pencil and paper, artist found a niche illustrating popular comic books

While few can recall the early days of the comic book industry, Sitton and his memories share space in his Houston apartment, where pen-and-ink posters from those long-ago comic book pages cover his walls.

It was an unparalleled time in the comic book industry. There were more comic book houses in those days, flooding the market with innumerable titles. Now, comic books must compete with television cartoons, video games and other forms of entertainment.

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