Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Black and White Wednesday: Gene Day's Scream-ing Psycho Nightmares

What it is, Groove-ophiles! Today we're gonna dig on some stunning and scary art by none other than the late, great Gene Day. Day was best known during the Groovy Age as an awesome Marvel Comics inker, making an indelible mark on Master of Kung Fu, as well as Marvel Two-In-One and elsewhere. Post Groovy Age, his penciling talents were allowed to shine, again on MoKF, as well as on Star Wars. But seeing art both penciled and inked by the amazing Mr. Day was usually seen in the b&w mags and the "ground-level" comics from companies like Star*Reach. Day's earliest U.S. work, however, appeared in the waning days of Skywald's wild n spooky Horror-Mood mags, Nightmare, Psycho, and Scream. Day did ads, spot illos, and pin-ups from late 1973-early 1975, and Ol' Groove's dug up most (if not all) of those pages for your perusal! Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Gene Day, like Don Newton and Mike Wieringo, passed away in the prime of life way too soon. Yet he managed to produce so much in his 31 short years. I remember even seeing his artwork in a Canadian science fiction mag called Orb. I was totally unaware of these beautiful pieces from Skywald. Some of them he is definitely channeling Berni Wrightson. Others display the mature style he began to use in his inking then pencilling/inking for Master of Kung Fu. At the time of his death he had moved over to DC and was starting to pencil Batman. It would have been nice to have seen his interpretation of the Darknight Detective.



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