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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 discovered 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, STARBURST, 2000 A.D., and many other publications. 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 remind 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