Saturday, April 24, 2010

JACK DAVIS humor magazine output

When it comes to sheer output of work I think it would be hard pressed for many humorous illustrators/artists to rival Jack Davis. Jack Davis' art fit perfectly into MAD with its humorous slant and exaggerated motion it is no wonder that his work was so sought after. When Harvey Kurtsman left MAD to join Hugh Hefner and launch TRUMP Jack Davis was one of the artists that followed him. Similarly when that project died after only 2 issues Jack was one of a few that started HUMBUG which lasted 11 issues until late 1958. After that Jack started drawing for a myriad of publishers and their magazines from SICK to CRACKED to YAK YAK (which incidentally was written and illustrated by him). After much roaming Jack finally returned to MAD illustrating a piece on monsters in '69.
Above are just a few covers to some of these publications.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A "Flocked" Johnny West

A Johnny West experiment with compliments from Don Coffee and his "Flocking machine" at this year's JOElanta toy show. I really like the way it came out.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I love the smell of "Plastic" in the morning!

As you have probably guessed by now, I love toys! Especially vintage 60's & 70's boxed versions. It's just something about that great artwork and those graphics that were so reminiscent of a different era. This collection is a recent acquisition that will undoubtedly make it's way into "The Cody Lane Toy and Diorama Museum" (see the link on ) one day.
The list from the top:
Princess Wildflower, Fighting Eagle, Chief Cherokee, Sam Cobra, Sheriff Garret & Capt. Maddox. All figures are mint, containing a variety of accessories and paperwork by Marx toys.
Next are some loose figures, including a quick draw Johnny and combo Thunderbolt box plus some fixer uppers. Pulsar, Mohamed Ali & Steve Scout (mint). Bionic Woman, Six Million Dollar Man, Dr Maskatron & Oscar Goldman (all mint except the good Dr.). Carded Lone Ranger outfits, MIB Silver and some loose figures.
I'm certainly looking forward to going through this all with a fine tooth comb and learning about the different company's that put these enduring action figures out.