Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Shadow Knows!

Shadow drawing by Michael Kaluta, 1975.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another Frazetta Drawing

A nice drawing of a couple of lions by Frank Frazetta.

Paul Callan Burns Illustrations

Preliminary illustrations by Paul Callan Burns. I like the look of these. I couldn't find much on the artist on the internet. He lived from 1910 to 1990, spent some time in New Jersey, and was the author of The Portrait Painter's Problem Book.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Frazetta Drawing

A nice drawing of a bear by Frank Frazetta.

Russ Heath: All-American Men of War

Russ Heath's covers for All-American Men of War, 1960 - 1965.

All-American Men of War #81, October 1960.

All-American Men of War #85, June 1961.

All-American Men of War #91, June 1962.

All-American Men of War #94, December 1962.

All-American Men of War #95, February 1963.

All-American Men of War #96, April 1963.

All-American Men of War #100, December 1963.

All-American Men of War #101, February 1964.

All-American Men of War #110, August 1965.

All-American Men of War #111, October 1965.

Vargas Girl

From Playboy magazine, April 1963.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Roy Krenkel: Subspace Explorers

An illustration by Roy Krenkel for the 1965 Canaveral Press edition of E.E. "Doc" Smith's book Subspace Explorers.

Friday, January 25, 2013

John Severin's Lewis & Clark

The Adventures of Lewis and Clark was part of the "Step-Up" series of children's books published by Random House. This volume, published in 1968, was illustrated by John Severin. Other books in this series were illustrated by Jack Davis, Angelo Torres, and George Evans. Here's the cover for the Lewis and Clark book and a selection of Severin's many illustrations in the book.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Who! by Neal Adams

This drawing was done by Neal Adams for a cover to a book about the British rock band The Who. The publisher decided to use a photo for the cover. This image was unpublished until it appeared on the cover of Comic Art Showcase #5, 1976 (from which this scan was made). The magazine was an original art catalog published by Tony Dispoto. The price for this piece was $1000.

All Tied Up

A selection of Wonder Woman covers.

Wonder Woman #196, October 1971. Cover by Dick Giordano and Mike Sekowsky.

Wonder Woman #199, April 1972. Cover by Jeff Jones.

Wonder Woman #200, June 1972. Cover by Jeff Jones.

Wonder Woman #203, December 1972. Cover by Dick Giordano.

Wonder Woman #205, April 1973. Cover by Nick Cardy.

Wonder Woman #207, September 1973. Cover by Vince Colletta and Ric Estrada.

Wonder Woman #229, March 1977. Cover by Vince Colletta and Jose Garcia-Lopez.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


A dramatic cover for Tomahawk #1, September 1950. Art by Fred Ray.

Emshwiller Preliminaries

Ed "Emsh" Emshwiller was a prolific painter of science fiction digest and paperback book covers during the 1950's and 60's. Here's some of his preliminary paintings for those covers. There a good bio and some more examples of his work here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

John Carter of Mars by Reed Crandall

John Carter of Mars illustration by Reed Crandall. Originally published in Witzend #4, 1968.

How Do You Say "Xenozoic" in French?

This is a french language hardcover volume that reprints a couple of Mark Schultz's Xenozoic Tales stories. The cover is a reprint of issue #4 and contains the story "History Lesson" from that issue. Also reprinted is "Excursion" from Xenozoic Tales #5. It was published in 1989 by Comics USA. Here's scans of the front and back covers, plus an ad in the back for the previous volume.

Xenozoic, Flesk Publications, 2010. This volume collects all 14 issues of Xenozoic Tales. Their website said it is sold out or close to it, they are planning a new edition with a new cover.

These three volumes published by Kitchen Sink collected the first 12 issues.

Monday, January 21, 2013

I Hunted Heads

I realized the Thor artwork I posted earlier tonight was a repeat. So here's a charming piece by Stanley Borack.

Stag, July 1955.