Friday, September 16, 2011
Comic Cuts - 16 September 2011
New stocks of the Eagles books should arrive next week and you can order all three books now and save yourself a little postage and packing.
I've also been working on more pages for the planned collection of stories by C. L. Doughty; our column header is the latest page off the production line, although I've still got to sort out the title lettering. But the pages look spectacular.
Random scans: three from Carlo Jacono, the Italian master of giallo art- what might be called noir or hardboiled art elsewhere. The term comes from the colour (yellow) that was traditionally used on pulp books in Italy. I first came across his work on the covers of Fleetway's Super Libraries - a series of extra-length pocket libraries published in 1967-68. Jacono was the main artist of the run of Steel Claw stories in the Stupendous Series...
painted covers for Commando for many years. He's still hugely popular in Italy even a decade after his death... there's a website dedicated to his work and plenty of images can be found around the internet. However, here are a trio of covers that probably won't have turned up as they were for Badger Books back in 1960.