A Profile of Legendary Illustrator Alex Raymond
May05

A Profile of Legendary Illustrator Alex Raymond

A Profile of Alex Raymond by Joshua LH Burnett Few people have influenced American comics as much as Alex Raymond. While “Jungle Jim” and “Rip Carson” may not be household names, Raymond’s most famous creation, Flash Gordon, is so ingrained into American pop culture that simply his name can be used as shorthand for a specific type of heroic, romantic science fiction. Alex Raymond’s career was short, and his death came far too soon,...

Read More
A Profile of Fletcher Hanks
Mar16

A Profile of Fletcher Hanks

A Profile of Fletcher Hanks by Joshua LH Burnett The 1940s were a unique time for comics. Superman was only a few years old, while Fredric Wertham and the subsequent Comics Code Authority were still a decade away. In this Golden Age, the very concept of what a superhero was and what superhero stories were about was still forming, nebulous and unpredictable, from chaotic clay. America’s youth had a nigh-insatiable hunger for comics,...

Read More
In Memory of Richard Corben
Mar08

In Memory of Richard Corben

In Memory of Richard Corben by Stefan Poag In December 2020, Richard Corben, one of the fantasy illustration greats, died after complications from surgery. With everything else going on in the world at that time, his passing was only briefly noted in the press. But Corben is an artist whose work I have admired for years. Among comic book artists and illustrators, his work, both in terms of subject matter and execution, deserves a top...

Read More
The Lost Art of Scratchboard – Returning At Goodman Games
Feb03

The Lost Art of Scratchboard – Returning At Goodman Games

Scratching My Way Back to the Pulp Era, Or, How to Do State-of-the Art Illustration…Circa 1933 By Bradley K McDevitt, Editorial Assistance by Carol Karbowiak Gilbert Goodman Games prides itself on publishing works that harken back to a golden age of gaming. In many ways that golden age of gaming is closely connected with the golden age of pulp magazines, since most of Appendix N was originally published in pulp format. Those...

Read More