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Following on from yesterday's yellow theme... My friend Woodrow kindly lent me some of his old comics to read, so for today's morning sketch, I copied the cover of one of them.



That was fun! If I get more time, I'll try to add some texture. I still need to find out who drew and inked the original, it's not easy to find anywhere in the comic and the Wikipedia entry lists lots of Johnny Thunders. I'll ask Woodrow, I'm sure he'll know.
Edit: For some other redrawings of old comics covers, have a look at tedprior's stuff, it's great fun.



Edit 2:That reminds me, I read a fabulous wild west book for book club a couple years ago, These is my words: the diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901. I wasn't expecting to like it but I absolutely adored it. The stuff that lady got up to!
(The book's out of print, but don't let that stop you.)

Loads more takes on covers over at the Covered blog. (Thanks, Garen, for that link!)

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phlebas
May. 7th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Hmm. All I can find for that issue is a credit to Gil Kane and Joe Giella - that cover's not Kane though.
phlebas
May. 7th, 2009 10:04 am (UTC)
...or of course I could be wrong - found a couple of sites crediting Kane/Giella with the cover.
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 10:07 am (UTC)
Hey, thanks! It's interesting, that second link puts a lot of question marks alongside the credits. Hmm. I've sent an e-mail to Woodrow, quiz time!
wilburonline
May. 7th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
fruity!
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 12:01 pm (UTC)
Well, I don't hold with guns, myself!
_w_o_o_d_
May. 7th, 2009 11:02 am (UTC)
That's it. You've gone bananas.
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
Most likely. Years ago.
chamonkee
May. 7th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
her boobs are very 50's hollywood :)
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
They had different bras back then, much pointier.
rainboworchid
May. 7th, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
Bring back pointy bras! And let's introduce bananas for guns while we're about it. Marvellous cover - it should be up over at Covered (I'm not sure if it's invite only or fee-for-all submissions): http://coveredblog.blogspot.com/
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Ah yes, I knew that blog was out there somewhere! Thanks for the link!

Hmm, I'm going to take that monster jam tomorrow on our group blog if no one else nabs it...
chamonkee
May. 7th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
also sometimes creating the uni-boob :O
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
Oh, no no no, the uni-boob is something entirely different, created by the modern sports bra, the opposite of pointy. The earlier ones were very subtle versions of the Madonna bra. I think the corset/bodice thing came before that.

Of course, I could be talking a load of tosh, there's probably a 'history of undergarments' book out there somewhere. ;-)
chamonkee
May. 7th, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
no the old pointy bras with a tight sweater would create a clothes line effect between the two points crating a uni-boob
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Ooo, I see what you mean!
rainboworchid
May. 7th, 2009 02:35 pm (UTC)
Good stuff - SCAS seems to be struggling a little at the moment.
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Nelson took on that monster! And did a fine job of it, too.
rainboworchid
May. 7th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Heh heh - it's fabuloso! Hey - I did a boy with a banana gun for a magazine a few years ago:
http://www.garenewing.co.uk/work/illust/index_ill.php?show=25
catboots
May. 7th, 2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
there should be an entire western movie based around banana shootouts
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC)
I agree!
bandersnatch_02
May. 7th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
My favourite detail -- his pinkie finger is sticking out in your version. Terribly polite and proper, dontcha know.
jabberworks
May. 7th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, I'm chuffed you noticed! :-)
wjc0
May. 7th, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Mr and Mrs Banana are a lovely couple.
tedprior
May. 14th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Fantastic! And thanks for the plug! :D
jabberworks
May. 14th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
Thanks, and you're welcome! :-)
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