Nostalgic notions, sentimental sighings, wistful wonderings, rueful reflections, poignant ponderings & yearnings for yesteryear! (With a few profound perplexities & puzzling paradoxes thrown in as well.)
Saturday, 20 August 2011
A BELATED GOODBYE TO AN ARTIST OF NOTE...
Art by Francisco Solano Lopez
Francisco Solano Lopez. 1928 - 2011
As announced on various other sites,
legendary Argentinian artist FRANCISCO SOLANO LOPEZ (born Oct 26, 1928)
died on August 12th. I'll leave further
biographical details to others more
knowledgeable of the man's life and
career than I am; suffice to say that
comic-reading children of the '60s and
'70s had their lives enriched by exposure
to all the many strips that Lopez (and
his assistants) illustrated in British
publications of the period.
Who can forgetGALAXUS, RAVEN ON THE WING, KELLY'S EYE, JANUS STARK, ADAM ETERNO and a whole
host of other classics, still fondly remembered by readers of the time? To
those who experienced British comics when there was a thriving industry
in this country, his demise is a stark reminder that - in the words of LEWIS CARROLL - "We are but older children, dear, who fret to find our bedtime near."
Alas, the sands of time are draining into the bottom half of life's
hourglass - which, sadly, can't just be turned over when the final
few grains have settled.