Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Heather Thomas

It's getting late. Here's a picture of Heather Thomas with a towel.

Golden Age Green Lantern

A couple of golden age Green Lantern covers by Irwin Hasen.

Green Lantern #26, June 1947.

Green Lantern #29, December 1947.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Charles Vess: the Art of Magic Making

Charles Vess's presentation at Virginia Commonwealth University, "The Art of Magic Making," is available for viewing on youtube here.

Charles is a wonderful talent, and has consistently turned out work of the highest quality. His newest book is The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, written by Charles De Lint and illustrated by Vess.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Some photos of different models and starlets for you to enjoy.

Ann Miller

Barbara Ruick

Jinx Falkenburg

Mara Corday

Ruth Roman

Bettie Page

Polish Movie Posters

What is about Polish movie posters? These things are great.

Sunset Boulevard, 1957.

Black Narcissus, 1947.

Dumbo, 1961.

Star Wars, 1978.

Taxi Driver, 1978.

Vertigo, 1963.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

War Adventures

Original art by Russ Heath and published comic, War Adventures #13, Feb. 1953.

Apparitions Portfolio

Bernie Wrightson's Apparitions portfolio was published by Sal Q. Productions in 1978. It came in an illustrated envelope with four color plates. The signed and numbered edition included an extra B&W plate, "Tarpit." I think this portfolio represents some of his Wrightson's best work from his post-Warren period. These pieces have that great "reach out and grab you" quality, very commercial but at the same time totally unique. And like a good illustration, each one of these looks like a moment pulled from a story, a story that you want to know the rest of!

And I think that zombie piece for the cover is one of Bernie's best zombie drawings. And that Hanover Fiste drawing is likely my favorite mob scene by Wrightson.

Free Fall

Hanover Fiste is Caught Stealing Chickens at the Gentlemen Farmer's Commune, 1897.

Night's End

You're new around here, aren't you?

Tar Pit

Monday, April 22, 2013

Alone in Space

A scan of Al Feldstein's original art and the published cover for Weird Fantasy #16, 1950.

Blue Book Tarzan

Appearances by Tarzan in Blue Book Magazine, 1927 - 1931.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Nina by Frank Frazetta

Page for a proposed Sunday newspaper strip, Nina, by Frank Frazetta. Mid-1950's.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Michael Kaluta & Elaine Lee: Starstruck and Kickstarter

Here's an interview with Elaine Lee and Michael Kaluta about their Kickstarter project for a new graphic novel, Harry Palmer: Starstruck or "Old Proldiers Never Die." Check out their Kickstarter page and throw them some lucre. They've already reached the goal to publish a B&W edition of the 176 page book, now's the push to raise the funds to publish it in color.

The Great Escape Lobby Cards

A set of lobby cards from The Great Escape (1963), the greatest movie ever made.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Heather Locklear!

Wally Wood Plop! Covers

Wally Wood covers for DC's humor comic Plop!

Plop #13, June 1975.

Plop #15, August 1975.

Plop #16, October 1975.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Land of the Giants

Ad for Aurora Land of the Giants model kit, 1968.