We learned only recently of the passing of Richard Kyle, on December 10, 2016, after a long illness.
Richard was a bookseller (owner of Richard Kyle Books in Long Beach, CA), a writer and publisher, and a friend to the Founders and many members of the KHC. He is missed.
The Beat reports that Richard is credited with inventing the term "graphic novel."
More information about Richard at Mark Evanier's website.
Brad Linaweaver will deliver a memorial for Richard, and for actor Richard Hatch, at the KHC's the April 2017 meeting.