Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
The Winds of Night, by Anne Maybury. Ace Books, 1963. Unknown artist.
Unknown book, unknown artist, unknown everything. Anyone have any ideas? The image below is on the back of the painting. I've tried searching for Rickover Plot, McHover Plot, lots of combinations. It is 20" x 30," gouache on board.
This Just In (10/24/09): The Nichovev Plot by Nick Carter!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Women Outlaws #1, July 1948.
Women Outlaws #2, September 1948.
Women Outlaws #3, November 1948.
Women Outlaws #4, January 1949.
Women Outlaws #5, March 1949.
Women Outlaws #6, May 1949.
Women Outlaws #7, July 1949.
Women Outlaws #8, September 1949.
Monday, October 19, 2009
I used to collect original art, then I got interested in other things and it got too expensive. Now that I've been looking around at some lately, it's gotten really expensive. Me and a friend were lamenting back in the 1980's we would see original art for sale for $10 a page and wouldn't get it. Now we look back and think "Hell, a Superman page for $10, who cares if the art isn't that great, it's Superman! Only $10! Why didn't we grab it?"
So, I saw this Betty & Veronica story for $48 (less than $10 a page!) and thought what the hell. I mostly associate Archie comics with going to the dentist when I was a kid. This one is from a bit later, 1992. It has all the classic elements of an Archie, Betty and Veronica story. Hell, it's even called "The Triangle." I like the panel of Veronica all pissed off at the bottom of page 2, and page 4 is pretty fun with the phone action and the pictures of Archie by the table. All these stories are the same, and I think they really are written by a computer.
For your reading pleasure: "The Triangle," pencils by Dan Parent, inks by Rudy Lapick. From a 1992 issue of Betty and Veronica.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Some Samurai looking guy and I'm not sure who that is supposed to be next to him.
A couple of guys dressed like pirates (I guess).
Art dealer Albert Moy. Love that Badtime Stories cover behind him.
The Gecks. I'm not sure what that was, maybe a band. We kept seeing this guy around. Scott Parrish on the right.
We called this guy "Captain Tape" because of the abundance of tape on his costume.
I'm not sure who this lady was supposed to be, but she liked having her picture taken and we liked photographing her.
L to R: Daredevil, Green Lantern, The Black Cat
The worst Flaming Carrot costume in the world.
Below: some views of the main dealers' room.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
It Really Happened #3, 1944. Alex Schomburg cover.
It Really Happened #4, 1944. Alex Schomburg cover.
It Really Happened #6, 1946. Alex Schomburg cover.
It Really Happened #11, 1947. Alex Schomburg cover.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I picked this up for cheap at the flea market a couple weeks ago and just fell in love with these illustrations. These aren't even half of the illustrations, there is an illustration every three or four pages in the book. Sometimes it looks like he is illustrating random sentences from the book, the randomness of it is one of the things that cracks me up.
The drawings remind of James Thurber at first glance. Like Thurber and Gary Larson, I love how he can put so much expression in a face with just a dot for an eye and line for a mouth. Particularly in the renderings of Polynesia the Parrot.