Monday, September 05, 2016

How Much Wood Would A Woodcut Cut?

Friday Comic Book Day.

Michael (Doc) Vassallo told me that Joe Maneely started at Street and Smith before joining the crew at Timely and becoming Stan Lee's favorite artist in the fifties. Since the copyright status of the Street and Smith books is unsure (as many of their titles have copyrighted characters such as The Shadow and Doc Savage), most of these stories are unseen. But here are a couple that are safe to share. Together with a story by sf illustratort Edd Cartier, whose woodcut style was a huge influence on Maneely.


Diego Cordoba said...

The image from the splash page to Red Dragon is copied from the John Tenniel illustration to the Lewis Carroll poem Jabberwocky. The Tenniel image was also used for the poster of the Terry Gilliam film "Jabberwocky."

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I thought it looked familiar!