Friday, 1 May 2015
QUEEN OF THE SEAS BY KEN REID...
More KEN REID you said. More Ken Reid you get. Revisiting
old territory for Ken (the seafaring theme first witnessed in JONAH),
we now turn our attention to the very first appearance of QUEEN Of
The SEAS, as published in SMASH! #1, cover-dated February 5th,
1966. For those who only know Ken's art from his much later, and, it
has to be said, more stiff and sedate work in the '80s, it may come as
a revelation to see that his earlier pages were more alive, vital,
spontaneous, manic, crowded and teeming with detail.
But why take my word for it? The pleasure of discovery
(or rediscovery for older Criv-ites) now lies before you.
Posted by Kid at Friday, May 01, 2015