Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Henry Justice Ford is seemingly underrated as a classic fairy tale illustrator. Here are a few more examples of why he shouldn't be.

What a Lot of Work

Wow, what a lot of work to sell some gum and candy. This is a pretty cool ad from 1928.

I'm really tied up with deadlines over the next week or so. So my posts will be brief and random (I know, how much more random can I get?). But I've got a lot of very cool old stuff coming up, as I get time to scan, so please keep checking back.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Grand Art Lesson from a Master

As I have mentioned elsewhere, I had the good fortune to spend some time with Gil Kane back in the early 80s. Kane is/was an undisputed comics grand master of the Silver Age. He had a style that was instantly recognizable, full of energy and confidence. And for good reason. He worked very hard at his craft.