Ralph Reese had a hardscrabble life in New York City before he met the legendary comic book artist Wally Wood. When they met, he was just a teenager. But after Wally took him under his wing, Ralph learned to ink, draw and color comics, setting him on the path for a career of his own. But even in his heyday, he felt a sense of dread gnawing at his gut. It was only in his 60’s, once he retired to South Dennis, Massachusetts that Ralph had the courage to face his past.
This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their program, the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Catherine is a graduate of that workshop and you can find out more about it at Transom.org.
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