Friday, December 31, 2010

Party TIme!

Here's some art to get you in a party mood for New Years...

Record Party, Magnavox Corporation Ad, c.1948.

Teenage Party, Coca-Cola Ad by Harry Anderson, 1958.

The Party by Arthur Sarnoff, no date.

Mickey Mouse Sheet Music, c1932.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Weird Wednesday

Adventures Into Weird Worlds #6

Adventures Into Weird Worlds #6, May 1952.

Weird Adventures #10

Weird Adventures #10, July 1951.

Ghostly Weird Stories #122

Ghostly Weird Stories #122, March 1954. Cover by L.B. Cole.

Weird Tales of the Future #4

Weird Tales of the Future #4, November 1952. Cover by Basil Wolverton.

Weird Mystery Tales (f)

DC 100-Page Super Spectacular Weird Mystery Tales
#4, 1971. Cover by Bernie Wrightson.

Weird Mystery Tales (b)

The back cover featured the front cover art without the type and logos.

Weird Mysteries #7

Weird Mysteries #7, October 1953.

Weird Science #7

Weird Science #7 (Canadian edition), 1951. Cover by Al Feldstein.

Weird War Tales #9

Weird War Tales #9, December 1972. Cover by Nick Cardy.

Weird Western Tales #12

Weird Western Tales #12, July 1972. Cover by Joe Kubert.

Weird Worlds #1

Weird Worlds #1, September 1972. Cover by Joe Kubert.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

First Love

1950's romance comic from Harvey Publications.

First Love #12

First Love #12, May 1951.

First Love #13

First Love #13, July 1951.

First Love #14

First Love #14, September 1951.

First Love #15

First Love #15, November 1951.

First Love #17

First Love #17, March 1952.

First Love #31

First Love
#31, August 1953.

First Love #84

First Love #84, January 1958.

First Love #90

First Love #90, February 1963.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snow Day in the South

We got about 6 1/2 inches of snow here today, which is unusual for this part of the country. In recognition of that, here's some art with a winter theme:

Royal Canadian Mountie Dogs, Winter Scene, calendar illustration by Hal Foster. 1930's.

Wolves by Frank Stick, nd.

Illustration for Men's World magazine, c. 1967-1972.

Dell Giant Comics Tom and Jerry Winter Fun #5, December 1956.

Crown Comics #1, Winter 1944.

Original art by Larry Lieber for Chamber of Chills #12, September 1974.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Santa on a Train

Illustration by Neil Bose for Louisville & Nashville Railroad Magazine, 1920.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cheesecake Christmas

Christmas Scene by Bill Randall, n.d.

Jingles, Joy, and Merry. December 1954 calendar illustration by Bill Randall.

by William Medcalf, circa 1950.

Bettie Page, looking Christmasy.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas in Riverdale

Christmas with Archie and the gang. Here's some scans of original art for Archie comics covers.

Archie Giant Series #568 Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular, January 1987. Art by Dan DeCarlo.

"Christmas Glee," 1992.

Archie's Christmas Stocking #1, 1993. Art by Dan DeCarlo.

Archie Giant Series Magazine #547 Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular, January 1985. Art by Dan DeCarlo.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Countdown

Getting ready for Christmas around here, and what better to start with than this pin-up from Earl Moran...

And a few other things..

Pagan Christmas, magazine illustration by Robert Lambdin, c.1950.

Silk Screened Christmas Card by Harvey Kurtzman, 1945.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Neal Adams & Superman

Here are some depictions of the big guy by Neal Adams...

Superman #252

Superman #252, June 1972.

Superman #250

Superman #250, April 1972.

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #93

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #93, July 1969.

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #95

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane #95, September 1969.

World's Finest #209

World's Finest #209, February 1972.

Below is Adams' wraparound cover to All-New Collector's Edition #56, Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, 1978. And below that is a black and white stat of the original art. How many celebrities can you spot on the cover? Partial list here.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The American Civil War

Some illustrations with an American Civil War theme...

General William Tecumseh Sherman, by N.C. Wyeth, 1922.

Ulysses S. Grant, by N.C. Wyeth, 1922.

Illustrated envelope, by John Severin, 1942.

Illustration for "The Spy Wore Crinoline," American Weekly, April 24, 1955. Art by Walter Baumhofer

Abraham Lincoln by Jack Davis. From the book Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary, 1965.

See the rest of Davis' exquisite illustrations for this book at Bostworld.