Sunday, December 23, 2012

Jungle Fever

Sunday Meskin Measures.

Excuses for the erratic posting the last few days, but unfrtunately I have been ill. Nothing bad, just a throat infection with high fever. Nothing to do but get through it. Here is anotehr Mark Merlin story, with three of those inset panels teven Brower mentioned in the comments last week. I din't know whu started it, but Meskin certainly took a shine to it.


Paul Tumey said...

Hey Ger, it's going around. We're all under the weather over here at Casa Tumey, too. Hope you feel better soon! Always enjoy Meskin Measures! - Paul Tumey

jhegenbe said...

I think Kubert is credited with crating the inset panel concept.

And can I please suggest that the covers from these Meskin HOS stories be included, too? They were really great!

Cheers an I hope Santa brings you a pony.

Smurfswacker said...

It's interesting jhegenbe mentions Joe Kubert. Looking at these stories again I get the strong impression that Meskin was being influenced by what Kubert was doing at the time. Check especially the design and the posing of the woman, as well as Meskin's approach to inking the backgrounds.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I think you guys are right. I will have a look to find some samples.

None said...

I guess a lot depends on how narrowly you define an insert. I would describe the splash page from Simon and Kirby's Maniac (Black Magic, September 1954) as an insert:

Although further removed from a case can be made that inserts were used in the splashed for Captain America #7, #8 and #10:

Paul Tumey said...

George Herriman was drawing comic pages with inset panels at least 10-15 years prior to the rise of comic books.