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Thursday, 16 April 2015
HALLS OF HORROR - BRIAN LEWIS SPECIAL...
I first enjoyed the amazing art of BRIAN LEWIS in the pages
of SMASH! back in the mid-'60s, on a strip called CHARLIE'S
CHOICE. I didn't learn his name until many years later, when I dis-
covered he was also extremely adept at illustrating all types of straight
action/adventure strips. Brian died in 1978 at the far too young age
of only 49, and readers of comics were denied further examples of
great art from this talented individual, whose career had begun
in 1959 on LONE STAR.
He worked on various comics over the years, such as LION,
TIGER, BOYS' WORLD, EAGLE, WHAM!, SMASH!, COR!!,
TV21, COUNTDOWN, TV ACTION, LOOK-IN, The EAGLE,
VAMPIRELLA, 2000 A.D., STARBURST and many other pub-
lications. He was also involved in animation, working on YELLOW
SUBMARINE, as well as providing art for The MUPPET SHOW.
In 1982, QUALITY COMICS issued a HALLS Of HORROR
Special, reprinting seven strips that Brian had drawn for them.
Here, then, is a quick jaunt through that Special, just to re-
mind you of what a loss Brian's untimely demise was to comics
and magazine publishing. One of the greats, whose legend lives
on to this very day, nearly 40 years after he laid down his pen
and brush for the final time.
Posted by Kid at Thursday, April 16, 2015