Soft-spoken and keenly intelligent, Alex is quick to help wherever his talents are needed. At Palladium Books he works as editor, idea man, sounding board, and in marketing and research as well as answers the telephones, takes orders, works in customer relations, and is one of Palladium’s online moderators. Alex also dabbles in drawing and writing, and is something of an expert in the area of World War II German aviation. He has read countless books about World War II, German aircraft, UFOs and the unexplained.
Alex Marciniszyn’s friendship and association with Kevin Siembieda dates back to 1969 and eighth grade at the same school. Alex and Kevin published their first fanzine together and created countless comic book scripts and stories that never saw publication. Consequently, it’s no surprise the dynamic duo partnered up in 1977 to publish, write and illustrate A+Plus, Detroit’s First Comic Book. The 64 page, black and white comic anthology series died after five issues, but their friendship and collaborations continue to this day. When Kevin founded Palladium Books in 1981, Alex was quick to lend a hand, and has been with the company ever since. That means he’s contributed in some way to virtually every Palladium publication over the last three decades.
Alex was born in 1955, and grew up in Southwest Detroit. He attended Wayne State University, and was involved in the Detroit techno-music scene in the 1980s, helping Rick Davis start and promote his first 45 record. (Kevin drew one of Rick Davis’s first music posters.) Do these guys have a rich history or what?