Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Artwork...

My first new picture for 2011

Portrait of Selena Kyle a.k.a Catwoman

Title: "Cult of Purrsonality"

I thought she was a good subject to mix in with Egyptian style motifs from the Art Deco period

2H and HB pencils on 18" x 24" drawing paper

I might do a color pencil version of this as well

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Dave Stevens...

A few choice images created by the late great Dave Stevens, who left us WAY too soon.

July 29, 1955 – March 11, 2008

Dave autographed the first page of this 4-page story with him doing incredible ink work over Bruce Jones pencils

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Benday!!!

The great actor William Bendix (Yo-Ho!) was born today in 1906!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Papermania - Winter 2011

I spent a few days in Connecticut last weekend and one of my activities was hitting the twice a year "Papermania" show in Hartford on saturday! Lots of highly overpriced paper items of all kinds but of course I was looking for movie stuff and more specifically Clara Bow stuff of which thanks to my sharp-eyed friend Mr Door Tree I was able to pick up 2 nifty vintage Heralds at a pretty decent price!

One of the Heralds was for 1931's "No Limit", Clara's 2nd to last film at Paramount.

Here's the backside. Herlads were inexpensive flyers handed out at theaters to promote upcoming films. They came in a variety of sizes, this one being 6" x 9", and are not as inexpensive as they used to be!

The other one I picked up was for 1932's "Call Her Savage" which was Clara's big comeback film after a year away from Hollywood. Other than 1927's "Wings" this is probably her best film so I was quite happy to find this item!

The backside shows a nice array of scenes from the film. Clara made only one more film after this and then retired from Hollywood and movie making for good. She was only 26 years old!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rembering Anne Francis - Sept 16th, 1930 - Jan. 2nd, 2011

I'm very sad to hear of the passing of Anne Francis. She was a fine actress and a quite a unique and striking beauty. She appeared in 3 of what I consider to be the best films of the 1950's - "Forbidden Planet", "Blackboard Jungle" and John Sturges' tension-filled masterpiece "Bad Day at Black Rock". She also gave a first-rate performance as a manequinn come to life in the classic Twilight Zone episode "After Hours", one that always gave me big time chills as a kid and still does! Here's to you Anne!