Friday, September 13, 2019

There's An AP For That

Saturday Leftover Day.

Hank Barrow was an interesting artist, who worked at the AP bullpen like (and sometimes alongside) Milt Caniff, Mel Graf, Noel Sickles and George Wunder. I have show some of his stuff here earlier, including a long run following Milt Caniff on The Gay Thirties, many of his political cartoon from a private stash I have from 1941 to 1944 and what I consider his best solo work - the illustrations for the late forties Sundy only feature Things To Come. He also did spot illustrations and specialty pieces for AP - some of which I have show as well, but I found a couple new ones. I also cme across his obituary from 1985 and from that, some of his earliest work for a local paper in 1930.

Here are two originals for Things To Come I came across earlier this year. If there is one thing you want to take a look at in my links underneath, it's this delightful and totally forgotten feature.


Larry Rippee and Molly Rea said...

Hank Barrow was a first rate and, usually, unacknowledged talent.
Thanks for this.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

I have just scanned in one of his Ap assignments from my own collection: Bambino, the story of Babe Ruth. Wait till you see that.