Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Black and White Wednesday: Some Awesome Art from Howard Chaykin and Wendy Pini

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Ol' Groove's in the mood to just kick back and dig some awesome art--hope you are, too! First up I've got some pulse-pounding Howard Chaykin pin-ups featuring Conan, Red Sonja, and Solomon Kane (from Savage Sword of Conan #22, July 1977)...

And how 'bout a righteous Red Sonja portrait--complete with original poem!--by Sonja cosplayer and Elfquest co-creator Wendy Pini (from Savage Sword #23, August 1977)?


  1. A couple years ago I went to a comic convention in Montreal, and much to my surprise there was Howard Chaykin sitting at a table! I didn't have anything for him to sign, so I went and bought a copy of SSoC 22, which I had as a kid and remembered for his great pinups. I waited in line as he talked about the changes in film noir before and after the 2nd World War, then got him to sign my favourite, the one you didn't scan ;) Thanks for all your great work!

    1. Oops! How'd I leave that page off? Oh well, it's here now. Thanks for the head's up, buddy!

  2. Very Cool! My favorite day on your Groovy site! I LOVE b & w wednesdays!I'm alwats ready for some more great b & w stories. especially from Marvel & those Warren books. Like Creepy, Eerie, etc. Keep Rock'in Groovster!

    1. Some Creepy--John Severin style--comin' atcha in two weeks, Mike!

  3. Dear Mr Groove

    I read about John Severin's passing (12/2,90 years young).
    So I came over to your place here to remember and read
    and enjoy some of his great work.
    Thank you,Mr Severin.

    /Mr Anonymous

  4. It's amazing to see how different from the 'usual' Chaykin those pages look...

    First time I visit your blog but I love it, I'll keep coming back.




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