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Mark Arnold (historian) Wikipedia
Mark Arnold (born December 15, 1966, in San Jose, California) is an American writer and commentator who grew up in Saratoga, California. He has contributed to several publications in the United States, including The Comics Journal, Hogan's Alley, Back Issue!, and Comics Buyer's Guide. Arnold also worked with Jerry Beck and Leslie Cabarga on their Harvey Comics Classics series for Dark Horse Comics.
Arnold has a BA degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University, and has studied art through Art Instruction Schools. He currently resides in Eugene, Oregon.
Arnold has written numerous books about comic books and animation. The first, The Best of The Harveyville Fun Times!, focused on the comic book publisher Harvey Comics. The second was Created and Produced by Total TeleVision productions: The Story of Underdog, Tennessee Tuxedo and the Rest. If You're Cracked, You're Happy: The History of Cracked Mazagine, a two-volume set followed in 2011. Most recently, Arnold wrote Mark Arnold Picks On The Beatles and Frozen in Ice: The Story of Walt Disney Productions 1966-1985.
Arnold also compiled the traveling original art show entitled "From Richie Rich to Wendy the Witch: The Art of Harvey Comics" which debuted in June 2008 at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum, moving to New York City's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art in December 2008 and traveling again to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in May 2009. The show ended at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California in May 2010.
Arnold compiled another original art show entitled "70 Years of Archie Comics" which debuted in July 2011 again at San Francisco's Cartoon Art Museum and ran through December 2011.
In 2012, a third art show entitled "What Me, Worry? 60 Years of Mad" debuted on April 20 at the museum.
Arnold recorded audio commentaries and video narration for the following DVD releases through Shout! Factory: "Casper the Friendly Ghost: The Complete Collection (1945-1963)", "Underdog: The Complete Series" and "Tennessee Tuxedo And His Tales: Complete Collection" released in 2011 and 2012.
Arnold debuted his segment called "The Stories Behind the Stories" on "The Geek Speak Show", on September 5, 2012. The segment features interviews with past, present and up-and-coming people in the comic book and animation industry. Multiple episodes of "The Stories Behind the Stories" have been made available via a YouTube channel.
The Saratoga History Museum honored Arnold by including him in a display of famous Saratogans, which ran from November 2009 through January 2010.Feldman, David, ed. (2005). Do Elephants Jump? (Imponderables Books). New York, NY: William Morrow Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-06053-914-6.
Cabarga, Leslie, ed. (2007). Harvey Comics Classics Volume One: Casper the Friendly Ghost. Introduction by Jerry Beck. Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59307-781-5.
Cabarga, Leslie, ed. (2007). Harvey Comics Classics Volume Two: Richie Rich the Poor Little Rich Boy. Introduction by Jerry Beck. Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59307-848-5.
Cabarga, Leslie, ed. (2008). Harvey Comics Classics Volume Three: Hot Stuff the Little Devil. Introduction by Jerry Beck. Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59307-914-7.
Cabarga, Leslie, ed. (2008). Harvey Comics Classics Volume Four: Baby Huey the Baby Giant. Introduction by Jerry Beck. Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59307-977-2.
Cabarga, Leslie, ed. (2009). Harvey Comics Classics Volume Five: The Harvey Girls Little Audrey, Little Dot & Little Lotta. Introduction by Jerry Beck. Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59582-171-3.
Cabarga, Leslie, ed. (2009). Casper The Friendly Ghost 60th Anniversary Special. Milwaukie, Oregon: Dark Horse Books. ISBN 978-1-59582-467-7.
Yoe, Craig (2011). Archie: A Celebration of America's Favorite Teenagers. IDW Yoe Books. ISBN 978-1-60010-754-2.