Sunday, December 01, 2013

Morty and the Pirates

Sundat Meskin Measures.

Like many artists of his generation, Mort Meskin was heavely influenced by the big adventure novels of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Among them the still inspiring adventures of Young Squire Hawkins in Treasure Island. He had used pirates before and even tried to sell a newspaper strip (and comic book) in the same setting in the early fifties. His love of the subject and his artistry as an illustrator show up in the multi layered early pages of this story.

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