Thursday, June 26, 2008

Jack Davis art!--

June is halfway to the great cartoonist's eighty fourth birthday and I wanted to make a celebration out of it. So here are some of his Promo pieces from the late '80s. The original printed pieces were in the 'index card' format, hence the folds in the scans. They're reproduced here twice up from their original printed size.

Lucky you!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

airline sketches--

Updated 6/23*

*Here's a larger image of our red-haired friend...

Monday, June 09, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mr. Wallace Wood!

The first Wally Wood-illustrated comic book story I remember seeing is "Batboy & Rubin", in a MAD paperback that my older cousin Louis had a copy of.
I'd never seen anything like it before... they were makin' fun of Batman!
After reading that paperback from cover to cover a few times I never looked at current events or pop culture in the same way again. I'm sure your introduction to MAD ran along similar lines.

In honor of what would have been Wallace Wood's 81st Birthday on June 17th, I present some of his best storytelling, scanned from a 1958 third printing of the Crown edition of "MAD FOR KEEPS".

Happy Birthday, Sailor.

script & layouts by Harvey Kurtzman

Story & Art TM & (C) EC Comics


Sunday, June 01, 2008