BROWARD (CBSMiami)- May is Jewish-American Heritage Month in Broward County and Tuesday, the county commission honored a South Florida comic book legend.
Allen Bellman, 94, is an illustrator who was given a proclamation for his contributions to Jewish heritage.READ MORE: Recent Study Showed Vast Majority Of Shoppers Misinterpret Food Date Labels
Bellman is a pioneer of the comic book industry.
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He remembered when he got his first job at Marvel Comics.
“I was all of 18. I fought with my dad. It was Columbus Day,” said Bellman. “I was afraid of competition. I was only a kid.”MORE NEWS: UM Agrees To Pay $22M To Resolve Allegations It Violated False Claims Act
Bellman said his career and this award are a dream come true.