Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Creepy Comparisons!


Creepy #1 with that iconic cover by famed artist Jack Davis is keeper, and the inspiration for many artists over the succeeding decades.


The Warren Magazines classic was also homaged by Alex Horley when Twomorrows published their robust The Warren Companion many years ago.


For the record, the book Jim Warren is holding is the Comic Book Artist edition from which the expanded Companion evolved. 


Love the work of Mitch O'Connell, an artist with a bold and lively style. When I stumbled across the ad above for this book Mitch O'Connell - The World's Best Artist, I was entertained by the powerful homage to the vintage Creepy classic.


And I even found another swipe of the Davis art from a guy named Tom Neely.


Here's a nifty one from William Stout who gives a shout out to his inspiration.


And finally here is another example by Jack Davis himself, riffing on his original design, but this time putting Frankenstein's Monster front and center instead of Uncle Creepy.


A somewhat off-center rendition served as a cover to this price guide. 

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6 comments:

  1. Every one an absolute gem, Rip. I only knew about the very first one, so 'thanks for sharing' as the old saying goes.

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    1. I was unaware of several before I started looking. Popular image to swipe.

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  2. Yep! Highly enlightening & enjoyable. Who knew...?

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  3. Warren had Wally Wood do a similar piece for his Spaceman Annual in 1965...
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-H6AwjrdO2So/VRDLMqSTO-I/AAAAAAACmYc/cp_bIC5b3qE/s1600/1965_spacemenyearbook_wood.jpg

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    1. I'd forgotten that one. I hadn't really thought of it as an homage to the Creepy cover before, but it sure enough is ain't it.

      Thanks.

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