Jack Butterworth, the owner of one of the largest collections of comic art in New England, will share some insider stories behind the two comic book versions of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel “The House of Seven Gables” Sunday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. at the House of Seven Gables.
A Salem resident, Butterworth is a former newspaper reporter and former occasional comic book writer as well as a collector.
He became a serious comic book enthusiast in 1974 in the exciting days when many of the earliest comic book creators were still alive. He met the surviving co-founder of Classics Illustrated, Mike Kanter, and two of its former art directors, Jerry Iger and L.B. Cole, and he has stories to share about them all.