It's A Crime
Saturday Leftover Day.
Two more Mort Meskin stories from the fifties. These are earlier than the Dc ones I showed earlier and come from from Justice Traps The Guilty #21 an #35 respectively. Meskin developed this style in the Simon and Kirby edited roamnce books, but really used it to it's best advantage in these crime books. Simon and Kirby bogger and art restorer Harry Mendrick mentioned that Meskin often uses two brushstrokes, where other used one. On reason would probably be that it was quicker, but it also gives his work a looser look, in the same way some artists use dry-brush to make their work les slick and polished and artifical. His heroes often wore a hat and ad a pipe.In the second story he also shows his fondness for striped women's clothing.