There are a lot of comic book blogs and I do not have much spare time. So I probably have visited only a small fraction of them. I have taken a clue from Google and check out blogs and web pages that link to me. I figure I might find something interesting from someone who has found something in my blog. Well one such link was from Brian Hayes’ The Hayfamzone Blog. While going though his archives I came across his post The Great Ben Oda.
Well it is just great to see someone write about Ben Oda. As Brian says, Ben Oda worked many years for Simon and Kirby. There is not much more I can add to that but I thought I would share a couple of photographs. The one above shows Ben in his car. Ben was a hard worker but judging from his car I would say he did quite nicely. Joe Simon once told me how proud Ben was about his car. The photograph below shows Nishi Oda (Ben’s wife), Harriet Simon (Joe’s wife) and Ben. Joe once told me that Nishi also did lettering.
Nishi Oda, Harriet Simon and Ben Oda