Monday, November 4, 2013

Nick Cardy RIP


I awoke to the sad news that veteran artist Nick Cardy has passed away. Cardy's creamy art graced hundreds of comics over the decades. Cardy, born Nicholas Viscardi,  had a distinctive style which had flair and seem to shimmer on the page. His people were beautiful and idealistic renderings but nonetheless had a soft identifiable humanity about them. Cardy was the main cover artist for many of DC's comics when I first discovered the company many many moons ago. His vibrant memorable covers are often what I think of first when I reflect on those times.

Farewell Mr.Cardy and thank you.

Below are some favorite Nick Cardy covers.


































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4 comments:

  1. I made a tribute banner at the GSBAMB but I didn't use any of the same covers as you did. Just more proof that he made so many great ones.

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    1. I picked some that were faves and which if you notice share some themes. There's a bunch more as you say, a bounty of riches.

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  2. All of his covers were amazing, not just the superhero titles. Here is one of my favorites, that I picked up a few weeks ago. http://www.dcindexes.com/features/database.php?site=dc&pagetype=comic&id=12383

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    1. I gathered some of the other genres (which I might use later), but stayed mostly with superheroes because I think Cardy's work in that genre displayed such hope and a real sense of heroism.

      You example is quite...ahem...yummy!

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