Monday, April 27, 2009

It's William Bendix night on TCM this evening...
they're showing The Blue Dahlia, The Dark Corner,
Macao, Submarine Command & Kill the Umpire...HAW!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Little Annie Fanny
Harvey Kurtzman, Will Elder & Russ Heath

Of the 107 episodes of Little Annie Fanny, between
1963-1967 Russ Heath is credited with working on 16 of them!
Here's 4 episodes from the original magazine printings!

Episode #9 ~ Hepplewhite the Artist
Playboy ~ September/1963

Episode #11 ~ Holiday One-Upman-Ship
Playboy ~ December/1963

Though Frazetta isn't credited with working on Annie until
January/1965 this original art panel turned up at auction
several years ago which clearly goes to this story!
Was this a piece of tryout art...does anyone out there know?

Episode #16 ~ Collecting Weapons
Playboy ~ October/1964
(Jack Davis also assisted on this episode)

Episode #17 ~ In Outer Space
Playboy ~ December/1964

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Willy Pogany

highlights from his
Drawing Lessons
Published by David McKay ~ 1945

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hannes Bok

The Black Wheel by A. Merritt
Published by New Collectors Group ~ 1947

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Norman Saunders

I recently got in these pieces of original art by
Saunders for one of the Batman card sets from 1966
I believe they are from series #3 (Black Bat) but I need
help identifying them for sure...can anyone help with # and title?

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Hannes Bok

The Fox Woman ~ The Blue Pagoda
Published by New Collectors Group ~ 1946