Sunday, January 25, 2009

Arthur Szyk


From the same WWII book mentioned previously. Google Szyk for the scariest war cartoons.

11 comments:

Mike Nassar said...

Wow, this guy is really great Jim.
I love how this dude pairs traditional draftsmanship and painting with these super pushed shapes. I love this cartoon realism style of illustration.

7devonapes said...

If anyone if interested (Jim?), there is now a non-profit fan website dedicated to the work of one-of-a-kind 'cartoonist extraordinaire', RICK GRIMES, at http://www.rickgrimesfansite.net

Grimes created a number of original stories (or strips, if you like) for various adult and underground comic book publications from 1976 to 2004, including: Manticore, The Journal of Popular Culture, Parade of Gore, Omnibus, Third Rail, Dr. Wirtham's Comix And Stories, The One, Dogstar, Taboo, Hyena, Roarin' Rick's Rare Bit Fiends, Heavy Metal, and The Starry Wisdom: A Tribute to H.P. Lovecraft.

Among the weird, wonderful, and downright disturbing characters Rick created over these near 30 years, such oddities include: Weird Dick, Puzz Fundles, Meemo, Thripey Skake, Von Sticky, Primitive Iggy, Gluggiggla, Spiketball Bobo, Little Gladys Goomergutts, Foofny Noof, Subterranean Forehead, Thurman Throbble, etc.

Further updates will be made to the site by Grimes himself in the coming weeks and months.

On January 22nd 2009, the Grimes fan site received a 'plug' on renowned writer/artist, Stephen R. Bissette's Official website, here: http://srbissette.com/?p=2689

- Ryan H.
dogginfo@gmail.com

Jim Smith said...

Right Mike. He has a strange combination of styles - wacky and creepy, and he did an illustrated Torah which is beautifully decorative and illustrative. I'll post some of it here.

Jim Smith said...

7 Thanks for the info.

Jim Smith said...

Correction, it is the Haggadah.

Rick Roberts said...

Yeah this guy did a great charicature of Herman Goring. I refer to specific one I can't seem to find.

Rick Roberts said...

Sorry, I meant Herrman.

Weirdo said...

Wonderful. Arthur Szyk is a terrific artist.

Jim Smith said...

Yes I can post a Hermann for ya.

Jim Smith said...

Szyk did a few of Goering - all of them dead-on.

Mike Nassar said...

WHOA! That sounds great Jim. Religious text illustrated in a cartoony creepy style, with his level of skill I bet it looks amazing. Can't wait to see when you post that.