Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prisoner of the SS Girls

Illustration by Howell Dodd (b. 1910), n.d.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Edmund Dulac's Beauty and the Beast

Illustrations by Edmund Dulac for "The Beauty and the Beast." Originally published in The Sleeping Beauty and other Fairy Tales (1910). These scans are from a 1991 reprint published by Gramercy Books.

Beauty Had a Brave Heart

A Palace of Wonder

He Dropped the Rose

She Saw the Castle for the First Time

A Higher Destiny Lies Before You

Beauty in the Garden

Yes, I Will Marry You

Friday, September 25, 2009

Jack Kirby Photo

Here's an autograph photo of Jack Kirby. I got this as a freebie when I was a member of the CFA-APA. I believe Bob Latimer made this possible.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bill Stout Comix

Underground comic covers by Bill Stout.

Bicentennial Gross-Outs #1, 1976.

Weird Trips
#2, 1978.

Cocaine Comix #1, 1975.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Posters of La Belle Epoque

A selection of posters from France, 1895-1900.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Joker is Wild!

One of my favorite Batman covers, art by Walt Simonson. I remember buying this one when it came out.

Batman #366

Batman #366, April 1983.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Odds and Ends

Brinke Stevens dressed up as Vamipirella.

The Dirty Dozen, Dell Movie Comic, 1967.

Weird Tales
, Dec. 1932

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Calling All Girls!

Calling All Girls! #9, August 1942.

Girls' Life
#1, 1954.

Girls in Love #47, October 1955.

Girls' Love Stories #2, 1949.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Comics and Concerts

Here is a selection of concert flyers and comic store ads from the Detroit area collected in the mid-1980's to 1990's. Since they have monster movie themes or cool art, I decided they are appropriate here.

3-D Invisibles

3-D Invisibles flyer, art by Bernie Wrightson.

3-D Invisibles

Robot Monster (w/spliced in skull) on a 3-D Invisibles flyer.

Dave's Comics

Dave's Comics ad, art by Glenn Barr.

George Thorogood

George Thorogood and the Destroyers, art by Peter Bagge.

Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter Benefit Concert, art by Glenn Barr.

3-D Invisibles

More monster mayhem with the 3-D Invisibles.

3-D Invisibles
Bela Lugosi as the Wolfman.

3-D Invisibles

Some insanity from Flaming Carrot's Bob Burden makes me want to go to a 3-D Invisibles concert!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Boy Hungry!

Cover art by Rudy Nappi for Kate Nickerson's novel, Boy Hungry, Carnival Books #951, 1953. Nappi also did the covers for the 1960's editions of the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew books.

Saturday, September 12, 2009


By Jim Steranko


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Brain Bolland: Short Science Fiction Story

Here's a science fiction story, written by J.M. DeMatteis and drawn by Brian Bolland. DC Comics published it in Madame Xanadu Special #1 in 1981. This was before Bolland began to become popular in the United States with the publication of Judge Dredd reprints and Camelot 3000 in 1982. The facial expressions in the story are what really stand out to me, particularly the alien's expression on the third panel of page two. Bolland packs a lot of emotion in an alien looking face, not an easy thing to do. The crowd scene on page 4 is a standout also, looks like some mayhem straight out of a Judge Dredd story.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Aurora Comics Scenes: Superboy

In the mid-1970's Aurora model company brought out a series of models called "Comics Scenes." They were based on comic book, radio serial, and pulp characters. The models came with a comic book complete with a centerspread to use as a backdrop for the completed model. Below is a scan of a stat of the original art and the published comic cover for the Superboy model kit. Art by Dave Cockrum.



Monday, September 7, 2009

Swamp Thing!

What the hell, one more for today. I haven't posted anything by Wrightson for awhile, here's a couple drawings of Swamp Thing:

Swamp Thing, 1974.

Swamp Thing #9, April 1974.

Katy Keene

Katy Keene

Katy Keene Pin-Up Parade #1, 1955.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Odds and Ends

Death Rattle #1, June 1972. Cover art by Richard Corben.

Cover art for Captain Crossbones by Donald Barr Chidsey, 1958. Unknown artist.

Brinke Stevens