Monday, February 28, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Former Woodworker Alan Kupperberg writes:
I thought you might want to alert Wood fans about this book. I was asked to illustrate it and my reaction to the material was galvanic. And I tried my meager best to channel Wally Wood in my illustrations. In the end, I was me, but I was thinking "Woody" all the way.
The book can be ordered from:
- Erich Coldviking 2225 Bedell Road
- Apartment 10
- Grand Island, NY
- PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Check or Money Order is accepted. 25 dollars per copy. Please make sure a mailing address for delivery is specified, thank you.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Just watched a recent BRAVE AND BOLD cartoon written by Paul Dini in which Bat-Mite surveys various different versions of the Caped Crusader over the years. in this case a Bat-Manga version circa 1966, a Scooby-Doo pastiche done as if in the mid-seventies and best of all, Kurtzman and Wood's BATBOY AND RUBIN with Wood-esque animation all around including these lovely Wood Women.
Friday, February 11, 2011
for an independent publication as it was, this may well have been the biggest review WITZEND # 1 got! In spite of Wood associate Bhob Stewart editing the magazine, the review was not written by him but instead by one Mike McInerney.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This is from Woody's 1968 self-published portfolio, printed to be distributed to potential commercial illustration clients in order to showcase the artist's various styles. Not sure how many were actually distributed or how much work they garnered him but a decade later he still had enough copies to be sending them out free to FOO members.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Probably Wood's first work for National Comics, this ALL-AMERICAN MEN OF WAR story appeared in a late 1955 code-approved issue. The official checklist credits Wood with inks only but GCD says that editor Julius Schwartz'a papers confirmed pencils and inks by Wood.
Monday, February 7, 2011
The always entertaining HAIRY GREEN EYEBALL II presents some MAD sci-fi and horror humor along with a glimpse at some original Wood art. http://hairygreeneyeball2.blogspot.com/2011/02/hooray-for-horror-wood.html
Friday, February 4, 2011
Mr. J. David Spurlock, co-author of WALLY'S WORLD and most definitely one of the keepers of the Wood flame, expounds at some length about our hero and his place in comics history on a podcast that can be found here:
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Here's a whole clickable archive of Topps' FUNNY LI'L JOKE BOOKS from 1970 with lots of art by Wallace Wood as well as more by Tom Sutton, Skip Williamson, Ralph Reese and others. http://www.samstoybox.com/toys/FunnyLilJokeBooks.html