Thursday, January 27, 2011

Travis

Out of all of Woody's sidekicks, one might argue that, at least in the seventies, the most successful were Nick Cuti and Wayne Howard, both of whom were quite prolific at Charlton Comics. Here's a link to a 1974 story written by the former and drawn by the latter. It seems to have been a series tryout but never went anywhere.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mad Prelims


I thought we had run this before but I can't find it. If we did and I'm missing it, here it is again...and it's STILL cool!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rare Sally Forth

Coloring is said to be by Tatjana Wood.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

PLOPular Poetry


Here's a link to the TOPPS-like PLOPULAR POETRY feature that ran alphabetically (but incompletely) in DC's odd humor mag of the mid-seventies, PLOP. Initially, Basil Wolverton supplied the covers but Wood appeared with a couple of great interior stories. Later on, Woody took over the cover and provided this regular silly feature.

Googling Against the Grain


We've said before here that there is no better source for Wood info than Bhob Stewart's thick 2003 volume AGAINST THE GRAIN: MAD ARTIST WALLACE WOOD. Well, if you don't have one, even a used copy will currently set you back $90.00 on Amazon. Today I noted, however, that GOOGLE BOOKS "previews" AGAINST THE GRAIN with a whopping 275 of its 329 pages! That's some preview! It's a Sunday. Surely if you're reading this blog, you have nothing more important to do today than to get up to speed with all the great Woodwork, biography, history, rumor and anecdotes herein.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Candid Camerapix


Over at the always delightful and often Wood-centric POTRZEBIE, here's the CANDID CAMERA parody by Kurtzman and Wood from TRUMP # 1.

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Gray Cloud Of Death


Here's a nice color scan of Wood's EC sci-fi story, THE GRAY CLOUD OF DEATH. Seen above is detail from the artist's unrelated cover, wonderfully colored for the Gemstone reprint of recent years.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Topps Insult Valentine Postcards

A box of these sold for nearly 900 dollars on eBay, advertised as by Wood. That face certainly doesn't look like Wood but the rest sure does.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kupperberg Ghosts Wood


Lifted from Alan Kupperberg's Facebook page, here's an example of his work on SALLY FORTH from the early seventies.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Menthor


Here's a nifty original art splash featuring T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agent MENTHOR as spotted over at RANDOM ACTS OF GEEKERY. This mid-sixties page looks to me like it could be by Wood and Reese.

UPDATE: Alan K, who knows more about these things than I do, sees this as Wood inking veteran artist John Giunta.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Wood Treats


A couple of New Years treats courtesy of painter and illustrator Bill Wray.