Saturday, February 28, 2009

Joan of Arc

Title page and color illustrations from Frank Schoonover's Joan of Arc. Originally published in 1918, these scans are from a 1995 reprint.









Thursday, February 26, 2009

Petty Girl!

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Ad for Decca Records, artwork by George Petty.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fake Photo Comics

I like to collect plastic toy soldiers and take pictures of them. I also like comic books. Here are the results of too much spare time and Adobe Photoshop.

Turok Son of Stone
Marx Indian + Marx Dinosaur = Turok, Son of Stone

Werewolf Comics
Dollar Store Wolfman + Toy Soldiers of San Diego Church = Totally Fake Werewolf Comic

Marines In Battle
Marx Japanese + 1 Outnumbered Marx Marine = Marines in Battle

Weird Science
Marx Spaceman + Marx Dinosaur + Space Jam Rocket + Barszo Treasure Island Scenery = Weird Science

Strange Tales
Unnameable Godzilla Toy + B Horror Movie Victims = Strange Tales

Monday, February 23, 2009

Frank Brunner

Frank Brunner began his career in the late 1960's drawing for the B&W horror magazine Web of Horror. Brunner is most well-known for his work for Marvel Comics including his classic run on Dr. Strange, Howard the Duck, and Red Sonja. His work has been collected into the book Mythos: Fantasy Art Realms of Frank Brunner.

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Current Favorite: N.C. Wyeth

Below is my current favorite N.C. Wyeth illustration. From the story "Chavero" by James B. Connolly. Scribner's Magazine, August 1916.

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"Without a word he began to shoot."

Friday, February 20, 2009

Robert McGinnis

Robert McGinnis (born in 1926) illustrated hundreds of paperback book covers beginning in the late 1950's. Most often identified with crime novels, McGinnis also produced movie posters for Breakfast at Tiffany's, Barbarella, and several James Bond movies.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Virgil Finlay

Virgil Finlay (1914-1971)published his first illustrations in Weird Tales in 1935. Finlay's distinctive stipple style graced science-fiction magazines and books up until the time of his death in 1971. Here's a selection of some of his science fiction and horror illustrations.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Michael Kaluta

Some DC Comics covers by Michael Kaluta.

The Brave and the Bold #176. July 1981. Batman and Swamp Thing!

Doorway to Nightmare #1. February, 1978.

Doorway to Nightmare #3. June, 1978.

Doorway to Nightmare #4. August, 1978.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Abraham Lincoln's 200th Birthday. February 12, 2009.

Classics Illustrated #142, 1958.

Original art for the cover of the above comic.

Dell Giant, March 1958.

The Flash #210. Nov. 1971, DC Comics. Cover art by Murphy Anderson.

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The Owl #2. 1968, Gold Key Comics.