Posted: October 27, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment, Humor | Tags: Anthony Bourdain, Art Baltazar, Artist, Harvey Award, Harvey Kurtzman, Horror, Illustration, Lettering, Mad Magazine, New York City, Parody, satire
First Issue of “Mad Magazine”, 10/1952
Happy birthday, Harvey Kurtzman and Mad Magazine! In October 1952, the very first issue of a new comic called “Mad” was issued, written almost entirely by Kurtzman. It soon came under Senate investigation (thus entering the records of the National Archives), which led to the comic book being transformed into the magazine still going strong today.
One of these early issues of Mad is on display in the Archives’ permanent exhibit, The Public Vaults, in Washington, DC.
(via National Archives Foundation on Facebook)
Posted: July 4, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment | Tags: 1960s, Comic Books, Fireworks, Illustration, Lettering, Milton Caniff, Steve Canyon, U.S. Independence, vintage
Steve Canyon illustration by Milton Caniff, circa 1966.
Posted: May 12, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Entertainment | Tags: 1940s, American comic book, Atomic Comics, Comic book, Comics, design, graphics, Illustration, Lettering, Matt Baker, pulp fiction, Science fiction, typography, vintage
Cover Art by Matt Baker, the first (known) African American Comic Book Artist.
Posted: March 6, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics | Tags: 1970s, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Comic Books, Costume, design, How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way, Illustration, Jack Kirby, John Romita Sr, Lettering, Marvel Comics, Spider-Man, Spiderman, Stan Lee, typography, vintage
Captain America #138 (June 1971)
Art John Romita Sr. & John Romita Sr
Words by Stan Lee
Posted: February 7, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics | Tags: Cartoons, Comic book, design, Ernie Bushmiller, Fritzi Ritz, Illustration, Lettering, vintage
Beautiful vintage comic book cover, 1940s. Clearly an excuse for cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller to enjoy drawing Fritzi Ritz‘s shapely legs.
Posted: January 18, 2015 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics | Tags: Amazing Adventures, American comic book, Captain America, Comics, design, Illustration, Jack Kirby, Joe Simon, Lettering, Marvel Comics, Marvel Mystery Comics, Superhero, vintage
CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 (March 1941)
By Jack Kirby & Joe Simon
Posted: December 21, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics, Global | Tags: Action Comics, Batman, Comic Books, DC Comics, design, Edmond Hamilton, graphics, Illustration, Lettering, Sheldon Moldoff, Superhero, Superman, urt Swan, Villain, World's Finest Comics, WORLD’S FINEST #148
WORLD’S FINEST #148 (March 1965)
Art by Curt Swan & Sheldon Moldoff
Words by Edmond Hamilton
Posted: December 3, 2014 Filed under: Art & Culture, Comics | Tags: Christmas, Comic Books, Illustration, Inking, Jack Kirby, Lettering, Poster Art, Superhero, Toys for Tots, U.S. Marine Corps, vintage
Toys for Tots Poster by Jack Kirby