Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lady or the Tigress?

An interesting art style that I can't quite put my finger on (looks familiar, anybody know who this is?) is the highlight of this cool Cat People rip-off from the February 1953 issue of This Magazine is Haunted #9. (Love that transformation panel on page 6!)









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8 comments:

Turok1952 said...

The tigress in the splash panel looks like my Manx.

Mr. Cavin said...

This was awesome. That transformation scene was indeed quite a kick in the pants, but I don't want to miss the opportunity to appreciate the middle two frames on the last page. How cool are these? On the surface they're just padding, something to postpone the finale till the last row of panels. But they are also really cool foreshadowing, depicting Matson as he prowls around with his pistol against a background of steadily thickening orange and black stripes.

Anonymous said...

Would it crass of me to mention the fact that tigers are found in *Asia* not (so far as I know!) Africa?

(Specifically from India or thereabouts) to Java to Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos to (I think) China!("F's" in geoology and zoology!for everybody!

DBurch7670

Turok1952 said...

The eyebrows of characters are reminiscent of Bill Everett, but the faces in general remind me of the work of Milton Caniff.

What do you all think?

Karswell said...

>really cool foreshadowing, depicting Matson as he prowls around with his pistol against a background of steadily thickening orange and black stripes.

Excellent observation, Mr C!

>Would it crass of me to mention the fact that tigers are found in *Asia* not (so far as I know!) Africa

Crass is a bit harsh.

>eyebrows of characters are reminiscent of Bill Everett, but the faces in general remind me of the work of Milton Caniff.

Interesting thoughts Turok, thanks... and THIS JUST IN-- THOIA chums, Blaise and Mim, write in with this other thought: "...a collector of old comics believes that the artist is Kurt Schaffenberger. He was working for Fawcett at the time and was the artist for Captain Marvel and Ibis in Whiz comics."

Any other ideas?

bzak said...

Howdy,

Checking out Lambieks for artists at Fawcett, cross referenced with a list from Wikipedia, I think maybe it could be Leonard Frank.

http://lambiek.net/artists/f/frank-leonard.htm

But then again, as the wife is quick to point out, I could be wrong.

Brian Riedel

Turok1952 said...

Did anybody notice the face beside the flower pot in the middle panel of the last page?
It looks like the face of a foot-tall Cossack smiling. Perhaps 'tis the Imp of Premonition of our host, Dr. Death!
Seriously, though, I wonder if our unknown artist drew the Imp as a type of signature? Could this be a clue to his name?

Karswell said...

>I think maybe it could be Leonard Frank

Thanks Bzak (and everyone) who continues to try figuring this one out... it's seriously got me stumped!

>Did anybody notice the face beside the flower pot in the middle panel of the last page?

Creepy! It's like noticing the person in the Twin Peaks photo-- eek!

More colorful questions up NEXT!