Two Timely covers from Basil Wolverton!
I’ve posted about Timely’s mid-1950s to mid-1960s humor magazines. They were aimed at men and feature sexually risque articles and humor. Here are two basil Wolverton covers.
I freaking LOVE the Bob Hope drawing. Enjoy gang!
Joker, Marvel Magazine - Bob Hope 1950s by Basil Wolverton
Comedy Magazine: Lester Sunday “dog” 1940s by Basil Wolverton
About one of my favorite artists:
Basil Wolverton (July 9, 1909 – December 31, 1978) was an American cartoonist, illustrator, comic book writer-artist, and professed “Producer of Preposterous Pictures of Peculiar People who Prowl this Perplexing Planet” whose many publishers included Marvel Comics and Mad.
His drawings have elicited a wide range of reactions. Cartoonist Will Elder said he found Wolverton’s technique “outrageously inventive, defying every conventional standard yet upholding a very unusual sense of humor. He was a refreshing original,” while Jules Feiffer stated, “I don’t like his work. I think it’s ugly”.
He was posthumously inducted into the comic book industry’s Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1991.