Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Russian Cartooning/Illustration Diversion: Огонёк 1955

I previously wrote about Soviet social-political and literary weekly magazine Oгонёк (Spark) here.

The following illustrations and cartoons come from the 43rd edition published in 1955.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Book Preview: Classic Australian Comics 1855 - 2000 - Vane Lindesay

Keeping busy cleaning up scans for a book by Vane Lindesay, Classic Australian Comics 1855 - 2000. Here's a couple gems from The Comic Australian, 1911, by Hugh McCrae.

Noel Cook - Gag Cartoons

Noel Cook (1896-1981) Produced the following gag cartoons for the Australian Woman's Weekly during the late thirties and early forties. Cook was simultaneously producing painted illustrations for serials and adventure comics during this period. Cook's gag cartoons shared page space with his fellow expatriate Edward Brodie-Mack.

Noel Cook's Deed's That Thrilled Australia!

Noel Cook Pulp Illustrations.

Noel Cook biography and comic Adrift in Space.

Source: http://trove.nla.gov.au

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Phil Belbin

One of Australia's finest adventure comic illustrators, Phillip Bertram Johstone Belbin (1925-1993) produced a prolific output of work across K. G. Murray's stable of magazines and comics through the forties to the seventies. A quantity of Belbin's early work went unsigned (in particular paperback covers) and he was also known to use pseudonyms which included Humph, Fillini, Pittsburgh and Duke as well as his own name.

Read Belbin's Kath King - Diamonds of Death here.

Read a biography of Belbin by Greg Ray here.

Following illustrations and cartoons are from Man Junior magazine from 1950's - 1970's.


Source: http://www.collectingbooksandmagazines.com/pbelbin.html, ACE biographical portraits : the artists behind the comic book characters : the Australian comic book exhibition, Melbourne State Library.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Harry Dansey

Harry Dansey at Ngāweka pā, Ōkato, holding an adze which was found at Ngaweka pā. (Photo by Rigby Thomas Ewen Allan)

Further selection of Harry Dansey illustrations from How the Maoris Came.

More samples of Dansey's work here.

Source: Harry Dansey photo:  http://vernon.npdc.govt.nz/search.do?id=280044&db=object&view=detail&mode=1