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Kenneth Smith (1)

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Dr. Kenneth R. Smith was born in Austin, Texas in 1943. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1966, and earned a Ph.D. from Yale in 1972. His dissertation was on the concept of spirit in Hegel, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. He began teaching at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge in 1971. Kenneth Smith's fantasy artwork appeared in such late-60s fanzines as Squa Tront, Witzend, Reality, Heritage, Anomaly, and Phase One. He has produced cover art for fantasy and science fiction paperback books, and the magazines Creepy and Eerie. In 1971 he began publishing Phantasmagoria, a magazine of his own fantasy stories, comics and art. The series ran for five issues, until 1977. His stories and art have appeared in Heavy Metal, the fantasy anthology Sorcerers, Spectrum I, Ray Bradbury's Dinosaur Tales. In 1988, Kenneth Smith began writing a series of columns on philosophy and modern culture for the magazine The Comics Journal, beginning with Dramas of the Mind.

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