Brooklyn school teacher Phil Seuling was an industry pioneer. He created comic book conventions in the late '60s and in the mid '70s invented the "direct market" distribution system. Both innovations contributed vitally to the growth of both the comics medium and the growth of the industry in the last quarter of the 20th century. He was also responsible for bringing Will Eisner back into the comics field after a long hiatus (and for introducing Eisner and publisher Denis Kitchen).
Date of Birth: January 20, 1934 Birthplace: Date of death: August 21, 1984