Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Joe Bloke is at it again. Here, he shares Wood in Mort Drucker's future territory, caricaturing John Wayne and friends for EC's spoof of the movie, THE QUIET MAN in PANIC!
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Reader Jeff Austin has kindly sent along another little known piece of Wood art, this one found in a 1968 PLAYBOY but done for the obscure Portage Port0-Ped Shoes. Woody somehow managed to avoid the advertising success many of his contemporaries enjoyed but his forays into the field, as in this signed page, are always interesting and fun to discover! Thanks, Jeff!
Here we have a delightful and delightfully odd photo of a smiling Wally Wood. I'll let writer/editor/educator Jack C. Harris (who generously provided this unknown shot) give you all the details. Jack writes, "Here's a strange photo. At first, it appears to be a clever front-and-side view of Wally Wood signing an issue of Weird Science Fantasy for me back at a 1966 John Benson New York City Comicon. However, it's actually a mistake. I took a picture of Woody first and forgot to advance the film, so I double exposed it over the next photo--which is of Woody and Al Williamson. If you look close, you can see Al beneath the left image of Woody."
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thanks to John Firehammer for alerting me to this unexpected LA TIMES tribute on what WOULD have been Woody's 83rd birthday! And thanks to the LA TIMES site for linking here!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
From 1969's legendary military one-shot, HEROES INC. PRESENTS CANNON, here's Wood and one of his best collaborators, Ralph Reese, credited side by side for a change, on THE MISFITS.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This is from the one Marvel or DC calendar I never even saw in the mid-seventies (I usually bought them all!) and, in fact, had only seen a small black and white image of prior to spotting this abbreviated scan (due to scanner size) someone had posted on the Web. Apologies to the poster whose blog I failed to note for credit.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Jim Halperin is a collector of many things, some of which he has been gracious enough to share on his website: http://www.jhalpe.com/. Seen here is the original art for the rarely seen Topps parody of MANDRAKE THE MAGICIAN from 1966. Check Jim's site for many more Wood treasures of original art.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Former Woodworker Paul Kirchner went on to be quite successfully involved in designing several toy lines including MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE and DINO RIDERS. Here's a site that not only features the artists's reminiscences about the latter but also reprints one of his DINO RIDERS mini comics.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
My wife and I have been closing out a large storage room we rent.
One of the last items left is a large, very heavy even though empty, three drawer, steel
And it was given to me by Wally Wood. He had it in the Wood Studio.
I don't know how long he had it before I met him.
We have no place to keep it so it will probably wind up in the
trash. But it is in perfect working order and has Woody's pedigree.
If anyone wants it and is willing to pick it up in Manhattan in the
next two weeks, it's theirs!
This may be fruitless, but I'd hate to see this bit of history trashed.
So there you have it. If you can arrange to have it picked up in Manahattan within the next two weeks, YOU can have Wally Wood's old, empty file cabinet. Like Alan, part of me sees that it's just a filing cabinet but the fan in me imagines all the treasures that must have been filed in it at one time. As history goes, it's not exactly the Rosetta Stone but it shouldn't be trash either. Can anyone help Alan by taking it off his hands? If you're legitimately interested, contact me ASAP at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will hook you up directly with Mr. K.
Monday, June 7, 2010
I thought I had linked to this earlier but apparently not. Here's a telling interview with one of Woody's best collaborators, Dan Adkins. The piece is taken from COMIC BOOK ARTIST.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Have you seen our new sister blog, FOUR-COLOR SHADOWS? It's one of those blogs that prints lots of full, readable comics stories from the 1930's through the 1970's. Today's offering there is a very Woody-esque, one-off Charlton story by former Woodworker Wayne Howard, OBERYLL.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Larry Welz is best known for his NSFW cult character CHERRY (nee POPTART) and his early seventies undergrounds like CAPTAIN GUTS. His natural style tends to be reminiscent of that of a naughty...well memorably filthy, actually... Dan DeCarlo but here's the artist's impressive take on Woody's style EC style.