I thought it'd be fun to break up the Bogie drawings with something slightly less, let's say, classy.
For the past fear years I've been a big fan of a particular comic called, Haunted Horror. This is a comic book that collects 1950's pre-code horror comics: those that weren't destroyed in the public burnings of the time. By "pre-code" I'm referring to the Comics Code Authority that was used to regulate and censor comics starting in 1954 after a series of Senate committee hearings falsely linking juvenile delinquency to horror and crime comics. This code was in action all the way until the early 2000's.
Haunted Horror collects those remaining comics of disturbing delight from scans sent in by fans of the era and beautifully republishes them on a bi-monthly basis. Being a lover of horror, these comics have of course been very entertaining and artistically inspiring. The drawing here being one result.
Now, time to go steal something.
A Little Taste of Horror
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Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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