Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mad Reader!

A great series of cartoons by Basil Wolverton from Mad #11, May 1954.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wild West Coloring Books

Colorful and exciting coloring book covers!

Real Cowboys in Action, 1958.

Real Indians to Color, 1950.

Red Eagle Wild West Paint Book, 1951.

Red Ryder Paint Book, 1952.

Victoria Principal

For a change of pace, here's some photos of Victoria Principal, star of the nighttime soap opera Dallas.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Neal Adams Werewolf

Hot Stuf' #8, Winter 1994. Cover art by Neal Adams.

Black and White Brunner

Some black and white drawings from Frank Brunner, 1970 - 1978. These are from various fanzines and art books, including Infinity, The Brunner Mystique, and After Image.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Gates of Eden

A nice cover by Michael Kaluta for this 1982 magazine.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Cow Puncher

It looks like the focus of this comic changed after the first issue.

Cow Puncher #1, January 1947.

Cow Puncher #2, September 1947. Cover art by Jack Kamen.

Cow Puncher #3, 1947.

Cow Puncher #4, 1948. Cover art by Al Ulmer.

Cow Puncher #5, 1949.

Cow Puncher #6, 1949. Cover art by Walter Johnson.

Cow Puncher #7, 1949.

Debbie & Kermit

This has nothing to do with comic books, fantasy art, or illustration art. But if posting about Debbie Harrie and the Muppets on this blog is wrong, I don't want to be right. Here's some pictures and a video from her 1980 appearance on that show.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Couple Under the Stars

Here's a nice painting. Unknown artist, no date!

Shocking Mystery Cases

Another great one by L.B. Cole.

Shocking Mystery Cases #51, November 1952.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Monsters: Color the Creature

The Monsters: Color the Creature Book was released in 1974. This oversize coloring book contained fifteen black and white monster drawings by Bernie Wrightson. It was an inexpensive way to get a nice portfolio of Bernie's work. I remember seeing ads from the Koch Bros. in Comics Buyers Guide in the late 1980's selling these for about $4 each. Many of these illustrations have been reprinted a bunch. Some of the were used for covers of Pacific Comics' Wrightson reprint series Master of the Macabre. Others have been used as pinups in various comics and omnibus collections. They're all a delight to see.

The Vampire

The Glob

The Ghoul

The Mummy

The Werewolf

The Alien

The Cyclops

The Monster

Plant Monster



The Creeping Dead

Ax Murderer

The Witch

Swamp Creature