Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sleepers From The Past!


This House of Mystery cover is just gorgeous. Drawn by Dick Dillin and given the washtone treatment by DC production guru John Adler, it has that wonderful glow these covers often emit, a true "sleeper from the past".
 

Here's a look at the artwork in its rough form. For more on Adler's technique check this out. Magnificent!

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2 comments:

  1. That's cool. I never thought about the work it must take to get the glow look.

    The Steranko Hulk article was also interesting. I want to look at the rest of that website too. I'm sure there are lots of fun stories.

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    1. I know what you mean. The craftsmanship on these vintage comics was enormous, even if much of it was overlooked by the broader culture. We focus on the auteurs a lot, but comics have a lot of technical details that demand some skilled professionals, many who don't get much credit.

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