Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Slick Sick Pick

Wednesday Illustration Day.

I am a huge fan of the later satirical work of Bob Powell. I was able to include a couple of prime examples in my book Behaving Madly (clck on the right of this to get yours). He did some of his best work for Sick, which deserves a book all of it's own. One of the things he was best at, was doing magazine parodies, the same way Bob Clarke and George Woodbridge did for Mad. Here is a good one he did for Sick in 1965.


comicstripfan said...

Thanks for this very entertaining send-up of "Downbeat" magazine, particularly appealing to jazz fans, who would enjoy trying to figure out all the references. Sadly, though, it also reminds us what happened to great musicians such as Lester Young when on the contents page 75 the article is "What To Do In The Alley If Your Connection Doesn't Show Up:"!

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Sick magazine (like many of the Mad imitations in my book) was part of the 'satire boom'. What has always fascinated me about that period is that I often find more sharp intelligence in the humor than in that of the late sixties and erly seventies when the Baby Boomers thought they 'invented' protest.