Every Kelly fanatic probably owns these two books, but I adore them and want them with me when I'm cremated (there are so many books I want with me then, that they'll have to put me and all the books in a boat, set it afire, and drift it out to sea).
Love that background detail!
Kelly's art, from the early 50s especially, is so cute and warm and cuddly and his satire was so sharp and gritty. Somehow he combines those qualities in this take on Senator Joseph McCarthy. Boy I love his spot drawings, perfect weighted lines and spotted blacks.
And this is a preview of what to expect from the Mars sequence, later down the line. There's an awful lot of scanning to do for that and I need to wrap up a lot of deadlines before I can get to it. But oh, I'm looking forward to it, it's so great to be able to zoom in on his great detail.