Saturday, August 4, 2012

The Quick Colt Killer-Gerald McCann-1952

Nothing too special in this pre-code cowboy tale but I really like the art and know nothing of this artist other than he's credited with inking for the great Everett Raymond Kinstler on some Avon stories. On his own, I can see Kinstler's influence but Gerald McCann's art reminds me here of the work of Angelo Torres or George Woodbridge. A little of Doug Wildey or the young Gray Morrow, too.  


  1. Thanks so much for posting, Steven! Gerald was my grandfather. Never saw this stuff before. More familiar with the paintings he did later in life.

    1. Hi Tim McCann,
      I am a children's book collector seeking more information on Gerald McCann who illustrated " The Dana Girls Mystery Stories " - late 50's to early 60's. Trying to gather as much information on the different illustrators of the books as well as Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books.
      Thank you!
      Jim McNamara

  2. You're welcome. If I can find some more scans of his work, I'll run another story by him. Very impressive work.

  3. Seeking more information on Gerald McCann who illustrated "The Dana Girls Mystery Stories" - late 50's to early 60's. Would like to make contact with family. Thank you.