Art For Art’s Sake # 48 – The Wash Your Hands Edition…

by Richard Bruton

Art For Art’s Sake – taking you through the wonders of comic art, one week at a time!
In these troubling times, cartoonists under isolation are contributing to the public mood and trying to keep us smiling…
Rachael Smith is doing a great isolation diary…

Joe Decie

Ron Embleton – Agincourt (Via David Roach) ‘One of a mountain of masterpieces he painted for Look and Learn. Just imagine composing this- phew!’

Nick DerringtonMike Alred’s Madman

Lydon Webb – Robotman…

Warwick Johnson-Cadwell – Batman and Hellboy…

Steve Bissette – an old Sgt Rock back-up strip… ‘One of my Sgt Rock backup story art jobs, circa 1979, I think. By this point, I felt like I knew what I was doing, and Joe Kubert encouraged me to push it further with every opportunity. In my layouts for this story, I tried to ‘tone down’ the impact of the final page, fearing the Comics Code and Joe’s own tasteful preferences would require I do so. To my absolute delight, Joe placed a sheet of tracing paper over my layouts and said, “no, you have to do it like this,” punching up the gruesome punchline by bringing the consequences of this dropping-of-the-match right into the foreground. So much for fretting over Joe’ decorum & the Code! I happily carried that reckless bravado into the later Swamp Thing years…

 
Tim SaleSpider-Man Blue – artwork…

Chris Weston – PP commission…

Chris Samnee – Black Canary

Javier Fernandez – DC Villains

James Harren – Big Barda vs. Parademons commission

Fred Hembeck draws the DC war characters (left to right: Captain Storm, G.I. Robot, Mlle. Marie, Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace, The Unknown Soldier, General Jeb Stuart and the Haunted Tank, and Steve Savage the Balloon Buster.)

Jean Giraud (Moebius) – Blueberry

Simon Bisley – Sin City

And finally – Malaka Gharib, NPR editor and the author and illustrator of I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, about being first-generation Filipino Egyptian American. This from NPR.
Seriously – WASH YOUR HANDS.

 
 

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