Sunday, February 28, 2010

It's Wolverton -- "Weird" is redundant

Before DC's Plop! Before the head shop posters or Mad Magazine or even his winning entry in Al Capp's Lena the Hyena contest (judged by Boris Karloff, Salvador Dali and Frank Sinatra), Basil Wolverton was producing some of the most beautifully strange and strangely beautiful comics ever seen.

Wolverton's sense of narrative logic was always... well, let's just call it unusual. Sometimes, though, the lapses created the perfect dreamlike quality to match the images.

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