Thursday, February 18, 2010
TWO FAVES: HARRY LAZARUS and BASIL WOLVERTON
It's not exactly about a bellhop, but this hotelie strip above by BASIL WOLVERTON sure is tasty! This one is new to me, never saw it before and, frankly, I'm RELIEVED it's not about a bellhop because I don't want to go head-to-head with one of my idols on similar terrain. Wolverton is STILL an underrated genius, despite his cult. There's really no cartoonist with a body of work like his. He's in my top three of all time for sure.
Now HARRY LAZARUS, one of the three Lazarus Bros., is a big recent favorite of mine. He was prolific in the '40s and drew crazy horror stuff like THE WOLPIRE and THE HAUNTED HUNCBACK. Here's some more wackjob primitive-style offerings from Lazarus. Ain't it wild?