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John Severin, Eisner Hall of Fame winner and one of the last of the legendary EC artists, died Sunday in Denver, Colorado. He was 90.
Severin was among the greatest draftsmen of the EC crew. He was especially well known for his western comics and war comics, but worked across many genres, including a 45 year stint drawing for Cracked magazine, doing numerous parodies and creating the definitive version of the company mascot, janitor Sylvester P. Smythe.
His family has released a statement:
Internationally acclaimed illustrator-cartoonist, John Powers Severin (1921-2012), passed away Sunday, February 12, 2012 at his home in Denver, Colorado with his family by his side.
He was 90 years old.
Throughout his sixty plus year career in comic illustration and cartooning, Severin gained world-wide notoriety »
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If there is one thing that I'm learning very quickly about Mike Mignola it's that he really knows his genres. Not only does he know them well, but he knows how to mash them together. He makes it look so easy in comics, however, it is anything but I imagine. With the new graphic novel of Sir Edward Grey: Witchfinder Volume 2 we get the melding of two very unlikely genres; the western and the Victorian detective.
Edward Grey is the Queen's official paranormal detective, and in this book he finds himself searching for a man out in the wild west. What he actually finds is something just as frightening as anything else he's encountered throughout his journeys.
With a script by Mignola and John Arcudi we get a different approach to a central facet of American culture. It has the same vibe and tropes of a western, but it »
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2 items from 2012
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