Sunday, January 31, 2010

Adventure Art Sunday

Illustration by Mort Kunstler for "The Luftwaffe Lair" from Men magazine, March 1960. I don't have a clue what the guy on the right is doing.

Cover by Gil Cohen for Men magazine, April 1967.

Cover art by Earl Norem for Stag Annual, 1968.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Studio Artists at the 1978 NY Comc Con

In 1978 the four artists from The Studio (Jeff Jones, Michael Kaluta, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Berni Wrightson) were guests of honor at the 1978 New York Comic Con. The program that year featured profiles on each of the artists. Looking at these today, the write-ups seem a little pretentious: "The Composer," "The Poet." However, at the time these guys were trying to make the leap from comic books to paintings and art for art's sake. All four of them produced stunning illustrations, prints, and easel paintings. With the exception of Jeff Jones, all of them eventually returned to comic books on a regular basis at one time or another.

To help balance out the "high art" tone of the profiles, at the bottom of this post is a Bernie Wrightson drawing of an axe murderer with a bag full of heads.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bettie Page: Jungle Girl

Here's some nice photos of Bettie Page in a leopard skin outfit.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Here's a drawing by Jack Davis. I'm not sure where it was published.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Creature!

Here's a nice drawing of the Creature From the Black Lagoon, by Bernie Wrightson.

The Creature

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Calvin & Hobbes on a Stamp

In July 2010 the USPS is going to release five "Sunday Funnies" stamps. Among them will be a Calvin and Hobbes stamp:

In March they will release a Bill Mauldin stamp, which I actually think is cooler.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

A glowing Esquire girl from Howard Connolly, 1952.

Below is a drawing of the party I was at last night:

Actually, it is an older illustration, attributed to Norm Saunders.