Friday, September 4, 2009


I came across this human firefly costume design by Georges Lepape. It was originally in the book Decors et costumes pour L'Oiseau bleu de Maurice Maeterlinck, published in 1927.

Well, it reminded me of one of the earlier posts on this blog, a 1952 Batman story with art by Dick Sprang, called, mmm, "The Human Firefly". There are some similarities, and of course it could just be coincidence. Yet inspiration comes from odd places sometimes.

Above, Georges Lepape—Le Lucioles (Fire-Flies)—1927
Below, Dick Sprang—The Human Firefly—1952

1 comment:

lotusgreen said...

heh! great post!

and i keep meaning to say i love the pogany!