I am one of the old-timers. My work in the comic industry goes back to the days of Atlas and the early days of Marvel. I had a long, satisfying, and successful career in the comic world, penciling and inking. My reputation is signified in my nickname among my fellow comic artists—Quick Vic. I was also a renowned storyboard artist for advertising when times were bad.

In addition to being quick, my work expressed the emotion of the characters and shows inventive designs of futuristic cars, buildings, and designs. My hand is still steady and my imagination fertile—I am working on a graphic novel based on the book The Last Eleven Days of Earl Durand by Jerred Metz.

My health is what might be expected for a 91-year-old artist—not so good, lots of aches and pains, and more. Since I can no longer attend comic cons and cannot draw at a local comic bookstore since the pandemic struck, the Hero Initiative helps me with my living expenses. I doubt that I will be able to go back to those venues in the future. I am grateful that the Hero Initiative supports me in my needs.  I encourage all who enjoy and value comics and the writers and artists who make them to contribute to the Hero Initiative to help those of us in need.