Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
The Groovy Agent shows some love for Gray by sharing DARK TOMORROW, a 1973 Gerry Conway story from Marvel's SAVAGE TALES that Morrow uses as a showcase for his mastery of various styles of black and white magazine illustration.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Many artists have drawn Warren's sexy alien vampiress, Vampirella over the years. In fact, her design inherently lends itself to pinup art. Thus I was surprised to see that this Morrow sketch, presumably for a portfolio, fails, in my opinion, to capture the essence of Vampi or...to be honest...in being a good drawing. The hands are nicely drawn but other than that this is NOT one of my favorite Gray pieces.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Gray Morrow took a lot of non-traditional assignments in his career as an illustrator and this may be one of the stranger ones. The lovingly detailed art that once delineated the historical life of Mrs. Roosevelt for children, here highlights a nighty NATIONAL LAMPOON historical parody from an early seventies issue of that legendary humor mag. Written by comic and writer Ed Bluestone, the lettering here is by our pal Alan Kupperberg who provided these scans! Thanx, Alan!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Many sites have run this image since Mr. Williamson's death this week but it seems too appropriate a piece to allow to pass here and I finally found a good scan. This collaborative piece was used as the front cover to one of the two FLASH GORDON-centric artzines that came out n the early seventies called HERITAGE. I believe this was the front cover to issue 1B.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Just as Gray sometimes incorporated the visages of his fellow artists and various actors and celebrities in his illustrations, so, too, dod Al Williamson who died this past weekend. Here, probably from a FLASH GORDON piece, is Gray as drawn by Al.