Thursday, 5 August 2010

Frank Robbins 1969

Here's something nice I picked up at the San Diego Comicon. A 1969 Johnny Hazard daily by Frank Robbins.

You can always argue about wich period Robbins had his peak. Some like his earliest, loose, stuff best. Others prefer the slick 1950's or the 60's and 70's more rougher stuff.
I fell for this one the moment I saw it. How often do you see three close ups in one and the same daily?

And for the Robbins enthusiasts and artists who wants to study his brush work, here are three close ups of the close ups. Enjoy!

But, wait, there are still more to come! My friend Bill Peckmann has sent me scans of three wonderful Robbins dailies from his collection. Watch for them on this blog within a day or two!


Fans of Alex Raymond's Rip Kirby will notice that the Johnny Hazard strip above has a similar theme and storyline as this 1953 strip.:)

I wonder if Robbins had the old Rip Kirby story in mind when he wrote his version some 16 years later?

1 comment:

Smurfswacker said...

Breathtaking brushwork--seeing these enlargements are like tasting fine chocolate. And Robbins was a darned fine letterer, too!