Selection of covers from Australian magazine Parade published during the 1950's. Cover artists are largely uncredited although I believe the first 5 years were illustrated by Frank Stackpool with John L Curtis his successor. Australian cartoonists/illustrators Stan Pitt, and Virgil Reilly also contributed covers during the magazines lifetime. View previous parade magazine cover galleries here, here, here, and here.
Amongst the prolific illustration work produced by Virgil Reilly during the twentieth century were film posters for newspaper advertising. The following Reilly illustrations featured in the Sydney Evening Standard during 1920. Kevin Patrick wrote of Virgil Reilly's career in comics here. Wartime illustrations by Virgil Reilly here.
Gallery of Reilly's painted illustrations for the Australian Woman's Weekly here.
Sample of Reilly's sequential work in Rocket Squadron #3 (Red Circle Press, 1952)
Sources: http://www.slv.vic.gov.au/, Drawing From life - Vane Lindesay (State Library of New South Wales,1994)
As well as making a significant contribution to Australian comics with his work on Silver Flash, Punch Perkins and The Invisible Avenger, Virgil Reilly was a prolific illustrator of magazines, books, and newspapers. Here's a sample of Reilly's work for the Australian Woman's Weekly.
Kevin Patrick at Comics Down Under has a profile of Reilly's career here.
The Australian Parade magazine featured a mixture of historical stories
from Australasia with topical contemporary stories set locally and from
around the world. Interior pages are black and white and issues during
the sixties and seventies featured vibrant painted covers. Australian
cartoonists Stan Pitt, John L Curtis, Virgil Reilly contributed covers during this period.