Santo and Blue Demon. Drawing and painting this helped to break me from the pattern of drawing plain faces in a straightforward way. I also liked the idea of using two page spreads.
Portrait of Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist. I’ve drawn other faces with a lot more skill but I like the color.
Thich Nhat Hanh.
I don’t typically buy U.S. or British lobby cards but I got this one to illustrate my next book. The color is fantastic. The warping in the image is because I took the picture with the lobby card in its plastic sleeve. In the introduction to my upcoming book (on Mexican Westerns), I write in some detail about The Magnificent Seven (1960) as a “Borderlands” Western.
Here are some images from a special issue of Diario de un corazón (December, 1963), about the assassination of JFK. The comic portrays JFK as a martyr president and celebrates Jackie as a role model. Art is uncredited.
With this post, I inaugurate the blog feature of my site, which I plan to use to post items from my collection of vintage comics, magazines, pulps, and movie posters.
Here’s a 1941 Spanish pulp by Hugo Conway (Frederik John Fargus, known in English as “Hugh” Conway, 1847-1885). Cover art by the Spanish illustrator and comic book artist Emilio Freixas (1899-1976).