Friday, September 14, 2007

I Was a Vampire

Lucky for us Matt Fox didn’t care about drawing realistic, and like Basil Wolverton he’s fondly remembered to this day as someone who definitely stood out among the Atlas crowd. Unique in every aspect, his distinct line style and exaggerated design provokes an oddly surreal, otherworldly atmosphere, as in this fine example originally presented in the March 1953 issue of Uncanny Tales #6.

(Also reprinted in Giant Size Dracula #3 )





12 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah matt fox has a weird style..... saw another example of his atlas horror work on the golden age comic book blog but the story wasn't as cool or creepy as this one it was a little more realistic though i think

Anonymous said...

SHE'S SCARIER THAN HE IS!!!! THOSE LAST TWO PANELS ARE PRICELESS

Anonymous said...

SORT OF REMINDS ME OF THOSE EVERETT STORYS YOU POSTED TOO BUT MAYBE MORE CARTOONY

Anonymous said...

I'm huge Matt Fox fan, thanks for posting this!

Karswell said...

I'll try to find more Matt Fox stories to post soon!

FYI: Sunday begins my week long tribute to ACE COMICS, featuring a couple really scary Lou Cameron stories so put on your horror hats and ghoul gloves cuz it's gonna get chilly aound here!

Anonymous said...

Matt Fox is one of my favorite comic artists of all time, thanks for posting this! Have you seen his story in Strange Tales #18? It is incredible!

Karswell said...

Don't have that issue, would you care to scan it in and email it to me to share with others?

Anonymous said...

The count looks a bit familiar....say,so THIS is what happened to Dan Backslide,poor guy,always getting his ass kicked by women...

Anonymous said...

Oh, I wish I could scan it, its an issue I had to sell a few years back during unemployment, and I have not been able to get another copy since. I do have a fwe other Matt Fox issues, I'll see if they are too fragile to scan or not.

Eric said...

I'm totally into this style- glad Wolverton was mentioned cuz it'd be driving me crazy trying to figure out what the style reminds me of.

Excellent work and an excellent story- would totally dig seeing more from this Matt Fox feller.

Karswell said...

I'll see what I have, pretty sure I have few more FOX goodies, I just hope they're color reprints.

Karswell said...

Found one... I'll delay the start of the Ace tribute one day and post another Matt Fox classic on Sunday.