Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Rice Dragon -- another beautifully drawn story of the Heap

Both the pencils and inks are from the marvelous Ernest Schroeder. Also of interest for its rather sympathetic portrayal of Japanese villagers so soon after the war.















From Airboy vol. 9 number 10 via Just a Pile of Old Comics.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Just because we haven't posted an L.B. Cole cover for a while







From the Four Color War

Monday, August 11, 2014

Eisner's Influences





http://comicartville.com/rareeisner.htm


"The early Man Ray films interested me tremendously. I used to go down to the New School and spend hours looking at these old Man Ray experimental films; and it gradually dawned on me that these films were nothing but frames on a piece of celluloid, which is really no different than frames on a piece of paper. And pretty soon, it became to me film on paper, and so obviously the influence was there."





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Monday, June 23, 2014

"The Case for Comic Books" from the people who brought you Mister Mystery

Mister Mystery had some of the most lurid covers of the pre-code horror era (and that's a high bar to clear). Whether that gives their defense of the industry more weight or less is a matter I'll leave up for discussion.