Rick Marschall is the author of more than 60 books and hundreds of magazine articles in many fields, from popular culture (Bostonia magazine called him “perhaps America’s foremost authority on popular culture”) to history and criticism; country music, television history, biography, and children’s books. He is a former political cartoonist, editor of Marvel Comics, and writer for Disney comics. His anthologies of vintage cartoons have won several awards in the US and Europe. He has spoken in Europe on behalf of the US Information Service of the Department of State; in 1995 was consultant to the US Postal Service for a 20-stamp set of commemoratives in the “American Classics” series.
Rick has been a faculty member of New York’s School of Visual Arts; Rutgers University; Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts); and the Summer Institute for the Gifted at Bryn Mawr University. He was the founder and Editor of nemo Magazine; co-founder and Contributing Editor of Hogan’s Alley magazine; and Managing Editor of Rare Jewel magazine, the Christian worldview journal of culture and politics. Currently he is Managing Director of Rosebud Archives, a publisher of vintage graphic art; and President of Marschall Books, an imprint of Fantagraphics Books.
For 10 years he has been active in the Christian field, writing devotionals; co-authoring The Secret Revealed with Dr. Jim Garlow (FaithWords, 2007); and writing a biography of Johann Sebastian Bach for the “Christian Encounters” series to be published March 2011 by Thomas Nelson. Rick was on the editorial staff of the 1599 Geneva Bible Restoration Project (Tolle Lege Press, 2007).
Rick is a former Director of Product Development for Youth Specialities. He is recipient of the 2008 “Christian Writer of the Year” award from the Greater Philadelphia Writer’s Conference. He produces the weekly Monday Morning Music Ministry. Most recently his essays and articles have appeared on the sites Real Clear Religion ( www.realclearreligion.org ); the Assist News Service ( www.assistnews.net” ); CBN.com ( www.cbn.com );
and the Renewing American Leadership (ReAL) organization ( www.ToRenewAmerica.com ). Rick is represented by WordService Literary Agency.