Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Extra Picture Perfect Wednesday:
Creig Flessel and the Sandman

Illustrator Creig Flessel was there to help kick-start the comic book industry in the late 1930s, drawing covers for numerous titles, and providing pencils for many early "Sandman" tales. He wasn't the first artist to draw the character's adventures--that was Burt Christman--but it was Flessel's art that introduced the character to most readers, as he drew the cover for "Detective Comics" #40, the character's first appearance in a regular comic book series.

Flessel passed away on July 17, 2008. The illustrations in this post are all from the collection of Rob Stolzer, on digital display here.

Most date from the mid-1990s, but this 2006 drawing shows that he was a serious fine artist--because only serious fine artists draw nudes, right?

Click hereto read a review of The Golden Age Sandman Archives, Vol. 1 at Cinema Steve.

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