Over at his blog, Todd Klein shares photographs from the DC Comics offices of 1979, taken by the spectacular Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, along with his personal memories of the office (Part one, part two):
I was hired to work in the DC Production Department in the summer of 1977, and it was quite exciting for me. I’d been a comics fan for many years, and here I was working at the company, meeting artists and writers, working with editors and other staff. And the offices were in Rockefeller Plaza, just off Fifth Avenue between 51st and 52nd Streets, so in the middle of mid-town Manhattan with all that had to offer. I loved it! I commuted in from New Jersey for about a 7.5 hour work day. Most of my time was spent doing art and lettering corrections at a drawing board, and putting together letter columns and text pages, physically pasting together all the elements (no digital publishing then).
It’s a fascinating look not only at people whose names (and work!) may be familiar from years of reading comic books, but whose faces will seem entirely new, as well as the creation process for comic books that just doesn’t exist anymore. Go, look.