Friday, July 2, 2010
In zipping through old issues of Forbidden Worlds, I'm seeing a real mix of artists -- some great, some good, some downright bad. Some are lacking in technical skill, but have a certain rough charm nonetheless. Since most of the work is unsigned, I've been relying on the Grand Comics Database to identify many of the artists. I was particularly taken by the drawing in The Corpse That Lived -- and quite disappointed when I found the GCD listed the artist of this tale as "?"
I don't know how someone who drew this well and with such a strong (and sometimes weird!) style could go unidentified. Surely some comics historian out there knows who drew this. I've been looking at the drawing style and racking my brain, trying to figure it out. Some of the odd, ropey, linework in the drapery reminds me of Golden Age Wonder Woman artist H.G. Peter -- but I've never seen any example of his work that looks quite like this. I'm also reminded of newspaper strip cartoonist Pete Hoffman, who drew Jeff Cobb. Could this be his work? If anyone knows, please let me know -- as whoever drew this, I want to see more!
Posted by Terry Beatty at 7/02/2010 09:37:00 PM