Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Arthur Sarnoff

A few preliminaries by Arthur Sarnoff.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Early Wrightson

A couple of early color pieces by Bernie Wrightson.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Marilyn Monday

Marilyn Monroe in a Sailor Suit by Olivia De Berardinis.

Marilyn Monroe by Earl Moran.

Marilyn Monroe With Parasol by Al Hirschfeld.

Marilyn Monroe by Jose Gonzalez.

Marilyn Monroe by Hajime Sorayama.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Western Pulps by Norm Saunders

Western Short Stories
, February 1953.

Western Trails, March 1943.

Shameless Promotion

A few odds and ends of things I have for sale on Ebay:

1986 San Diego Con Program, signed by Dave Stevens, Mike Kaluta, Charles Vess, and Bob Burden.

Comics Journal #73, article on Carl Barks and interview with Curt Swan.

The American Comic Book 1985 Exhibition Catalog, nice back cover by Will Eisner and "A Salute to Superman" by Ray Bradbury.

Who's Who of American Comic Books, Vol. 2, the classic reference.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Crime! Murder!

Gun Crazy, 1950.

Gang Busters
#1, December 1946.

Dial M For Murder
, 1954.

Scene of the Crime, unknown artist, no date.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sunday Science Fiction

"Undersea Guardians," Unknown artist. Amazing Stories, December 1944.

The Perfect Planet, 1962. Cover art by Edward Emshwiller.

Crack in the World movie poster, 1965.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Two Pinups

Two nice pinups by William Medcalf.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Guy Movie Movie Comics

Here's a selection of Dell movie comics that fall into the genre I call "Guy Movies."

The Dirty Dozen, October 1967.

The Searchers, Four Color #709, June 1956.

The Left Handed Gun, Four Color #913, July 1958.

Spartacus, Four Color #1139, November 1960.

The War Wagon
, September 1967.

El Dorado, October 1967.

Operation Crossbow, October 1965.

Battle of the Bulge, June 1966.

Zulu, August 1964.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

John Severin, 1921 - 2012

Veteran comic book artist John Severin died on February 12 at the age of 90. Severin worked for just about every comic publisher and drew comics in just about any genre. His gritty and realistic style made him especially suited to war and western comics such as EC's legendary Frontline Combat and western titles like Marvel's Kid Colt Outlaw. He was one of the original artists for Mad and enjoyed a long career working for Cracked magazine.

John Severin was an extremely skilled and consistent artist, and has left with a wonderful legacy of beautifully rendered artwork.

Below is a moodily colored (probably by his sister Marie) collaboration with Will Elder from Frontline Combat #8 (September 1952.

Below that is some more samples of Severin's work.

Annie Oakley #11, June 1956.

Tomb of Dracula #2, May 1972.

Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos Annual #6, August 1970.

Cracked #111, September 1973.

Unknown, scanned from Dark Age artzine, 1982.

Lord of the Rings illustration, scanned from Trumpet #12, 1981.


"Creepy's Loathsome Lore: Witchcraft," Creepy #10, August 1966.