Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The Stalking Time Bomb-Wayne Howard/Sal Trapani-1972

An interesting art combination here. Wayne Howard's Wally Wood-like tendencies are downplayed or  at times buried all together here by the typically pedestrian inking of veteran Sal Trapani, making the final product look, to my eyes, more like '60s Tales of the Unexpected stuff.


The Silver Fox said...

You are so right! Wayne Howard's art was more-or-less buried by Trapani's inks. If you hadn't told us the artist, I would have said "Looks familiar, but I can't place it."

バーンズ エリック said...

I think the different inking highlights how Howard actually was different from Wood. He does of course take clues from Wood's fifties work, but he gives his own spin to the staging of the characters in the settings.

That being said, the often really physical speach balloons here create some pretty bizarre effects with the depth perception.