An old newspaper caught my eye at a yard sale.  It was a yellowed college newspaper from 1970 


How To Save The World and Why!  was an article about Byron Preiss, a man with a comic book and a dream who built an educational publishing empire and promoted technology for education along the way.  

“In 1971, while Preiss was teaching at a Philadelphia elementary school, he conceived and with Jim Steranko produced an anti-drug comic book, The Block, designed for low-level reading skills.       Published by Steranko's company, Supergraphics, it was distributed to schools nationwide.”

Illustrated by Joe Kubert 

Jim Steranko, life-long friend and collaborator said:

"For more than three decades, he (Byron) spearheaded a multiplicity of mediaforms, from comics and ebooks to electronic games and CD-ROMs, that fused words and images like few other individuals would achieve in the entertainment arts. As an author, he generated dozens of books, from hard science and history volumes to profusely illustrated children's literature. As a packager, he produced a stream of quality fiction and nonfiction titles for almost every primary publishing house... Preiss was a subtle, yet seminal force in contemporary popular culture and specifically in the evolution of narrative illustration"