Born: 1951 May 7 in Bellows Fall?, Vermont?, United States

Biography: Personal email exchange with Rick Veitch on Who is Marvin Kilroy?
"On Aug 16, 2020, at 10:49 PM,
'Rick, I was updating the 1963 entries in the grand comic database and noticed that Marvin Kilroy is a pseudonym. After 25+ years, it might be time to let the cat out of the bag.
Since he only worked on issues you worked on, I am guessing you know him quite well...wink, wink, nod, nod. Hope you can help, Ron Sadowski'

From: Rick Veitch
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2020 7:21 AM
To: Ron S
Subject: Re: Who is Marvin Kilroy?
''Twas I.
Say no more, sahib!'

Rick assisted Al Williamson on backgrounds and lettering on "The Empire Strikes Back" movie adaptation starting in Star Wars (Marvel, 1977 Series) #39 (September 1980). He also assisted Steve Bissette with pencils for The Saga of Swamp Thing (DC, 1982 series) circa 1983.

At some point during his career, Veitch shared a studio with Steve Bissette, Tom Yeates, and John Totleben.

Rick Veitch did support work as a letterer for Spiderbaby Grafix in 1993. He was also the publisher and editor for the Spiderbaby Grafix imprint King Hell from 1989 to 1997. Veitch also did support work as a colorist for Western from 1980 to 1981 and for Eclipse from 1985 to 1986.

Notes: To be confirmed against the Who's Who entry.

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    Rick Veitch Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Rick Family name: Veitch

Other Names:

  1. Creative Burnouts Type: Pen Name
  2. Marvin Kilroy Type: Pen Name
  3. Richard Veitch Type: Common Alternative Name
    Given name: Richard Family name: Veitch
  4. Richard Ian Veitch Type: Name at Birth
    Given name: Richard Ian Family name: Veitch


  1. Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Arts ? to ?


  1. Rick Veitch [stacked]
  2. Veitch [generic]
  3. Veitch

Art Influences:

Rick Veitch (b. 1951) stated influences by:
  1. Jack Kirby (b. 1917)
  2. Joe Kubert (b. 1926)
  3. Moebius (b. 1938)
  4. Al Williamson (b. 1931)


  1. Employee of - The Kubies (b. 1976)
    Notes: Veitch did writing, penciling, and ink work for the studio from 1976 to 1981.
  2. Sibling - Tom Veitch (b. 1941)