Friday, August 5, 2016

The Fin-Bill Everett-1941

For an artist known for his unfortunate drinking problem, it almost seems strange that Bill Everett's early heroes all seemed water-based. Perhaps it's because he was raised in Watertown, Massachusetts?










3 comments:

  1. While his drinking is certainly a known factor of his overall biography, I'm a bit surprised that the great Steven Thompson writes that this is what Everett is "known for"...! I would make a benign argument that his lush and better-than-his-peers sense of storytelling, inks and washes, and development of the first real anti-hero in comics is what his rep is staked on more than his time in AA! Still grateful for all your posts of course.

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  2. In fact, there is more artistry in his signature than in many of his peers' entire bodies of work.

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  3. Let's not get overly sensitive, four color fans...Mr. Everett's name rarely gets mentioned in print w/o a mention of his unfortunate drinking habits.

    Personally, I find a little dark humor in the fact that a few of his creations were "liquid" themed.

    So that being said let's not make Prince Namor's Daddy a Sacred Cow....

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