Friday, November 26, 2010
Gray Morrow's fantastic! Isn't he? Here, once again courtesy of fan/collector Paul M, is a nifty selection of colorful sci-fi pulp covers from FANTASTIC, originally published from the mid-sixties into the early seventies. Note that Gray's covers were illustrating early stories by future bestselling novelists, John Jakes and Dean Koontz.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
This is from the COMPLETE NATIONAL LAMPOON DVD they put out a few years ago (thus the watermark) but, as you can see, it wasn't really complete as it cut off bits around the edges which, especially here, is notable in that it cuts off actual letters between the two pages I edited together. Still...some nice art here.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Legendary fan and Con promoter, Phil Seuling, called the father of the Direct Market, was one of the first to recognize the importance of Gray Morrow as an artist with this 1970 offset "prozine" (so called because they were more professionally printed than the mimeographed and photocopied newsletters fandom had distributed for ages). Thanks to Paul M for the scans as my own copy of this 'zine disappeared many a moon ago.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Gray was one of a number of comic book artists (also including Wallace Wood) who did work for the heavily illustrated CHILDHOOD OF FAMOUS AMERICANS series in the early 1960's. One of the volumes that Gray did was on Eleanor Roosevelt. Another was on Crispus Attucks. Here are a couple pages from the latter, actually showing little of the Morrow trademarks.