Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Warning! Comic Book Geek Reference:

From the golden age of illustration is this Harold Nelson 'editorial cartoon' of sorts looking all the world like he channeled a Mike Kaluta Conan the King cover from decades into the future. Can't you just see the Conan the King masthead looming behind this guy?

Harold Nelson — A.D. 1918 — 1918

7 comments:

E.G.Palmer said...

The cover of Savage Sword of Nelson #1?

I kid, but,what's that from? Is it an allegory for world war 1? It says A.D. 1918 at the bottom.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

E.G., WW I was my interpretation, which is why I called this an 'editorial cartoon', but I have no idea what the context was for this image. It was from a book on pen & ink, with no explanation.

Peter Bangs said...

By Crom! Conan would be proud to have this adorn a scroll of his adventures. Seriously very cool drawing.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Peter, one of these days I'm gonna drop some logo type behind this guy, unless someone beats me to it.

The Astral Gypsy said...

Just heard the sad news that Jeff Jones has passed away.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Yes, I just heard that too. Very sad.

Joe Ackerman said...

is that Elric? the helmet makes me think it could be Elric.