Friday, March 14, 2008

Witchcraft

Similar to the Jon Blummer post on Wednesday, Robert Q. Sale is another great artist that I can find basically no information about online. With his impressive, dynamic ink technique, Q fit into the Atlas mold perfectly with a style very much like fellow Marvel bullpenner Joe Maneely. Still, his pre-code work equally deserves a closer examination as today’s post clearly and cleverly demonstrates.

From the June 1954 issue of Strange Tales #29





9 comments:

todd said...

What does he get for being right?

Anonymous said...

Very good story. Similar in theme to the EC story "Which Witch is Which?" illustrated by Jack Davis.

The Vicar of VHS said...

Man, this is some wild artwork. Reminds me of those "Mad Hot Rods" you used to see in the 70s. Great Devil, too, and a nice twist at the end. Another great post!

Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! IT IS DISSAPOINTING WHEN YOU FIND A COMICBOOK ARTIST YOU LIKE A WHOLE LOT AND THERE'S NO INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THE WEB ABOUT HIM/HER.

I'M BUMMED NO ONE COULD FIGURE OUT THE MYSTERY PANEL STORY FROM YESTERDAY TOO.

Karswell said...

>I'M BUMMED NO ONE COULD FIGURE OUT THE MYSTERY PANEL STORY FROM YESTERDAY TOO.

You're not the only one bummed...

Anonymous said...

Check out this website: http://www.watt-evans.com/theotherguys.html

A real eye-opener. I always suspected that Nostrand copied Wood's style.

Now, would you be a good buddy and post "Shrinking Horror"?


Thanks.

Karswell said...

>Now, would you be a good buddy and post "Shrinking Horror"?

Look for it next month.

Horror pariah said...

Although the man himself is fairly obscure,Sale does have a fairly good following,i've seen his name shouted out in Overstreet several times,and he drew the famous "Gorilla-man" story for Atlas,as well as a story about magic glasses that i had in an issue of JOURNEY INTO UNKNOWN WORLDS,reading this story makes me wish i never sold it.

Maurizio Ercole said...

I love this weird art!!!