Tuesday, 14 February 2012

LEGENDARY ARTIST JOHN SEVERIN DIES AT 90...

 
John Severin

BOOKSTEVE has reported the death of legendary artist JOHN SEVERIN.
Click on the link to read what Steve has written:

http://booksteveslibrary.blogspot.com/2012/02/rip-john-severin.html

MARK EVANIER also has an interesting post about John at the following link:

 http://newsfromme.com/2012/02/14/john-severin-r-i-p/

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As for myself, I probably first saw
JOHN SEVERIN's work back in
the '60s on NICK FURY, AGENT
OF S.H.I.E.L.D., reprinted in the
pages of a British comic called POW!
John inked JACK KIRBY's pencils
and, as with everyone whose art he
embellished, made something that
was great even greater still. He did
the same with HERBE TRIMPE's
pencils on THE INCREDIBLE HULK
in the '70s, and also his sister MARIE's
work on KULL THE CONQUEROR
in the same decade.

John was no "mere" inker however,
and was a penciller par excellence him-
self. He worked on such titles as TWO-FISTED TALES, and FRONTLINE
COMBAT for EC COMICS, as well as various western titles for ATLAS/
TIMELY/MARVEL. He also contributed (for 45 years) to CRACKED, a
satirical magazine very much in the style of MAD, on which he had been
one of the founding cartoonists when it first hit the stands back in 1952.

Definitely one of the greats, who will certainly be
remembered for many years to come.

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