Showing posts with label Jack Davis. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jack Davis. Show all posts

Friday, May 3, 2013

Monster Party!



Monster Mash, 1973. Art by Michael Kaluta.


Music for Monsters, 1964. Art by Jack Davis.


Zacherly's Monster Mash Party, art by Jack Davis.


Famous Monsters Speak, 1963.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

L is for Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln!


Picture Stories From American History #4, 1947.


Lincoln's First Inaugural Address by Dean Cornwell, n.d.


Plastic figure of Abraham Lincoln, by Marx Toys.


Abraham Lincoln by Winsor McCay, n.d.



Abraham Lincoln by Jack Davis. From the book Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary, 1965.

See the rest of Davis' exquisite illustrations for this book at Bostworld.


Classics Illustrated #142, 1958.



Original art for the cover of the above comic.



Dell Giant, March 1958.



The Flash #210. Nov. 1971. Cover art by Murphy Anderson.


The Owl #2
The Owl #2. 1968.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Monster Monday




Frankenstein poster, 1972. Art by Jack Davis.




Strange Tales #73, February 1960. Cover art by Jack Kirby.



Weird Mystery Tales #21, August 1975. Cover art by Bernie Wrightson.





Godzilla, King of the Monsters. Lobby Card, 1956.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Monday Maniacs





Shock Corridor, 1963.




NY Comic Arts Gallery show poster. Bernie Wrightson, 1977.




Strait-Jacket, 1964.




Maniacs on the Loose, 1964.




Tales From the Crypt #39, Dec-Jan 1954. Cover art by Jack Davis.




Jack the Ripper, 1960.




Psycho #12, May 1973. Cover art by Jeff Jones.




Bedlam, 1946.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Has-Been, by Wally Wood



This Wally Wood story was published in Incredible Science Fiction #31, cover date October 1955. This comic was a continuation from Weird Science Fantasy. The recently adopted comics code forbid the use of the word "weird" in comic book titles. Incredible Science Fiction began with issue #30 and ran for four issues. This issue also features a nice cover by Jack Davis.

The story itself isn't that great, the vigor, weirdness, and grotesque aliens were being dialed back. But the art is vintage mid-1950's Wood. This story is filled with the artist's trademark hardware-packed ships and has some great space battle panels. The domestic scenes show Wood's skill at body language and rendering futuristic domestic scenes. I was talking to a comic book artist once who mentioned how much more difficult it can be to draw a person just standing there as opposed to a guy in blue tights flying through the air. I guess we're more used to seeing the former and have something to compare it to. This story has some great panels of the father and son just standing there. That is something I think is often overlooked in comic artists. Wally Wood was a real talent, and this story does a good job of showcasing his strong points.

It's just missing a girl in a tight space suit.
























Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The American Civil War


Some illustrations with an American Civil War theme...





General William Tecumseh Sherman, by N.C. Wyeth, 1922.




Ulysses S. Grant, by N.C. Wyeth, 1922.




Illustrated envelope, by John Severin, 1942.




Illustration for "The Spy Wore Crinoline," American Weekly, April 24, 1955. Art by Walter Baumhofer




Abraham Lincoln by Jack Davis. From the book Meet Abraham Lincoln by Barbara Cary, 1965.

See the rest of Davis' exquisite illustrations for this book at Bostworld.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Bubble-Gum Monsters


It's October, so I guess it is time to start getting ready for Halloween. Here's some art by Jack Davis for a series of Monster Tattoo Bubble Gum cards published by Topps around 1975.











Monday, August 23, 2010

Monster Monday



Original art for DC Special #11, March 1971. Art by Neal Adams and Bernie Wrightson.




The Dunwich Horror movie poster, 1970.




Famous Monsters Fearbook, 1970. Cover art by Basil Gogos.




Mr. Hyde illustration by Jack Davis, circa 1975.




The Giant Leeches movie poster, 1959.




Plague of the Zombies movie poster, 1966.