Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Groovy Posts of Christmas Past: The Savage Barry (Windsor-) Smith

Happy Holidays, Groove-ophiles! For the rest of the week we're gonna be showcasing Posts of Christmas Past--in other words, re-runs or reprints of some of Ol' Groove's fave posts from Decembers other than this one. ;D Hope you enjoy 'em!

This one's from December 26, 2012!

Happy Holidays, Groove-ophiles! How 'bout some Barry Windsor-Smith to groove to as we wind down from our big Christmas day? The early issues of Savage Tales were filled to the brim with Barry's sensational stylings--from the scintillating splashes of "The Frost Giant's Daughter" and "Red Nails" to the pieces of Conan art used to decorate ads, articles, and such. Wanna see?




3 comments:

  1. I was and still am a HUGE Conan fan, but Barry Smith's art always left me cold, was never a fan of his work.

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    1. Why is that? After he shed his Kirby clone style I find his every project delightful. By the time of Conan # 24 his Raphael-like style was one of the high points of the Bronze Age.

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  2. How exciting for me to have actually experienced these now classic stories as they were occurring. It's nice to think back to a time when (just) Smith, Adams, Brunner, Starlin, Gulacy and Ploog were producing work on a regular basis.

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