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228                                     Jack Fritscher, Ph.D.
            III. Eyewitness Illustrations

             Top: Fritscher’s fifty-year writing career is a library stack of books documenting his
             work in the media of magazines, photography, and video. Bottom: With notice of his
             “Writer’s Aid” running in Drummer, Jack Fritscher mentored many “Gay Writers”
             into the new genre of gay writing in the 1970s, the first decade after Stonewall, when
             magazines ruled gay culture ten years before the rise of GLBT book publishers in
             the mid-1980s. Among his clients was an unknown Chicago author named Anthony
             DeBlase who later purchased Drummer in 1986, became its publisher, and engaged
             Fritscher as an ongoing consultant on Drummer. Tutor Fritscher also counseled John
             Preston, and produced, edited, and serialized his Mr. Benson for Drummer.
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