Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Black and White Wednesday: "The Black Sculpture of the Pharaohs" by Hewetson and Villamonte

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we've excavated an excellent yarn from Skywald's Psycho magazine (cover-dated March 1974). You might want to wrap yourself up with something as you read Archaic Al Hewetson and Ricardo (Beowulf) Villamonte's "The Black Sculpture of the Pharaohs", 'cause it'll give you chills! It might even make you want...your mummy!


  1. This is the one place where the artist can derail the script; the obvious thrust of the script (and an argument can be made for the opposite, but the words taken literally would mean this way) is that his wife has become un-attractive, but Villamonte can't help but draw her as sexy as possible!

  2. This predates Beowulf, doesn't it? I don't know if it's the tones, or the larger page size, but Villamonte's art really carries a charge here compared to the Beowulf book, which was nice, but always seemed restrained to me.



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