Sunday, July 31, 2011

Russ Heath Interview, 1973

Russ Heath interview from Comic Art News and Reviews, October 1973.

G.I. Combat #97, January 1963.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Zane Grey's Four Color Comics

These Zane Grey Four Color Comics have some cool covers, and they have nice back covers!

Zane Grey's West of the Pecos, Four Color #222, March 1949.

Zane Grey's Thunder Mountain, Four Color #246, September 1949.

Zane Grey's Riders of the Purple Sage, Four Color
#372, February 1952.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bo Hampton Print

Here's a nice photo print of a piece by Bo Hampton. I'm not sure exactly when I got this, probably the late 1980's. Bo was active in the 1980's doing work for Eclipse Comics science fiction and horror anthologies. He also did a nice Legend of Sleepy Hollow graphic novel for Tundra in 1993. According to his Wikipedia entry, he seems to be doing storyboard and animation work now.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Frank Brunner's Alice in Wonderland

Frank Brunner's Alice in Wonderland portfolio was released in 1977 in a signed, limited edition of 1000. It used to be pretty hard to find on the second-hand market, nowadays you see them around. Please don't look at the images below if you have a problem with black and white drawings of early 1970's Playboy type nudity.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Something Weird, 1967.

Weird Mysteries
#4, April 1953. Cover art by Bernard Baily.

Weird Comics #3, June 1940. Cover art by Joe Simon.

Weird Woman, 1944.

Weird War Tales #16, August 1973. Cover art by Luis Dominguez.

Weird Tales of the Future #5, January 1953. Cover art by Basil Wolverton.

Weird Tales, December 1932. Cover art J. Allen St. John.

Weird Western Tales #14, November 1972. Cover art by Tony Dezuniga.

Monday, July 18, 2011


Destination Moon, 1950.

Frogs on the Moon, by Frank Frazetta, 1973.

Rocket to the Moon, nn. Cover art by Joe Orlando, 1951.

Moon Girl #3, Spring 1948. Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff.

Original cover art by Mike Kaluta for Moon Knight #38, 1984.

Nude on the Moon, 1961.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tender Hearted Harlots

Paperback book covers by Harry Barton.

Sex is a Woman Named Nina, 1964.

Tracked Down, 1954.

Tender Hearted Harlot, nd.

Unknown paperback cover.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

History: Cream of Wheat Style

Cream of Wheat employed some of the best artists of the day to produce their advertising art. The company is also famous for the character "Chef Rastus" and sometimes demeaning depictions of African-Americans.

We have neither of those here. These illustrations are for Cream of Wheat ads, but they're by an unknown artist and depict scenes from American history. Probably from the 1930's.

Custer's Last Stand

The Alamo

Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth

Monday, July 11, 2011

Random Monday

Illustration for Mystery Magazine, January 1927. Art by Fred T. Everett.

Moonlit Walk
by William Koerner, 1922.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Trees...they know!

Here's a couple examples of DC superheroes turning into trees...

Justice League of America #9, February 1962. Cover art by Mike Sekowsky and Murphy Anderson.

Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
#112, August 1971. Cover art by Dick Giordano.