Saturday, June 18, 2011
Here are two bits from 2001's THE WARREN COMPANION. One is from the book's long interview with Gray and offers his thoughts on Wally Wood. The other is from the Nick Cuti interview and briefly notes GRay's involvement with Wood's unrealized POW project for Warren.
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Gray Morrow produced three full issues of Gilberton's long-running CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED in the very early sixties along with some illustrations in a number of their special issues. The problem is that his work for Gilberton fell into the typical style of the company...dull. Here we have four examples of full pages from the 1961 adaptation of Jules Verne's MASTER OF THE WORLD. Outside of the splash page (which, to me, looks like the pulp character, the Avenger), it's dull and lifeless, not words usually associated with Gray's work! And these were the best drawn pages I could find! Perfectly serviceable, mind you, and probably better than most of what was on the stands in 1961 but hardly as colorful and as exciting as the novel would seem to require, nor as colorful and exciting as nearly all of Gray's other work.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Not sure of the date on this but it's a brief Q & A presumably conducted via email in regards to Morrow's work for Archie/Red Circle.
Friday, June 3, 2011
Perhaps more than any other blog, the one I promote the most in my I.T.C.H. column of links is PAPPY'S GOLDEN AGE COMICS BLOGZINE. Today, we're promoting it here as the ever-informative Pappy serves up a double helping of Gray Morrow--in two very different styles yet--from an early issue of CREEPY.