Tuesday, April 28, 2009
It Was a Great Run
At a time when a lot of comics were in sort of a rut, Kaluta's comic work verged on illustrative design. His splash pages for the Venus series of Edgar Rice Burroughs were evocative of the old days of Krenkel and even further back to St. John. The typography was fun and adventurous. The drawing, while not the best if you look at it close-up, was appropriate for ERB. It was a great run, it's just too bad Kaluta didn't have more room to run around in.