Sunday, May 29, 2011
Artist Norman Saunders apparently made a good living at Topps in the sixties as he illustrated many of their trading cards, stickers, valentines, etc. including the famous MARS ATTACKS and BATMAN cards. A website devoted to him, normansaunders.com, has a section on the display boxes for all of these cards and two, seen here, were done by Woody.
Saturday, May 28, 2011
This essay by Michael T. Gilbert has been up on the Net for more than four years now but if my fellow Wood fans haven't yet read it, it is a most excellent look at Wood's life and work. The caricature of the artist seen here is by Greek illustrator Vassilas Gogtzilas. I'm not sure but the article itself MAY have been originally publsihed in COMIC BOOK ARTIST or ALTER EGO.
Friday, May 27, 2011
According to the seller, this was one of a series of hand-colored EC cover prints issued in the 1970's by Russ Cochran. The listing goes on to add, from Cochran, "These were printed in very small numbers...less than 50 of each...and were sent toMarie Severin who hand-colored several of each for EC portfolios 3,4,5,and 6. These are leftover prints which were not colored, but printed at the same time as the ones which were colored."
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
This is the original art for what amounts to the first appearance of Wood's popular SALLY FORTH, albeit quite different from the girl we all came to love. Date was 1968. The lower strip, JOE'S BAR AND GRILL, is actually by "Wood collaborator" Dom Silleo although copyrighted to Wood himself.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Here's another good post from Pappy--the EC classic, FOR PROSPERITY seen as printed and also in the original art.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
One of the first artists to be strongly influenced by Wallace Wood was Sid Check in the early 1950's. In fact, Check was SO influenced by Woody that the untrained eye has sometimes mistaken the two. At a closer look, one easily sees that Check's work is cruder--sketchier--and his storytelling skills were not developing at the same pace as Wood's. Here, Pappy presents a couple of Check tales, one from the original art.