Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Crazy #1: Basil Wolverton

Above: detail of the initially rejected Wolverton art. ("As you can see, Wolverton carried that idea to the very edge with an image so wild that the Topps executives chose not to print it.") It's now ©1973 Marvel Comics Group.

Basil Wolverton's art and technique: a remembrance by then-editor Bhob Stewart. How a rejected piece of Wolverton art for Topps wound up in Crazy Magazine #1 with text by none other than Harlan Ellison. I love these kind of stories.

1 comment:

Bhob said...

Imagine my surprise when I opened Crazy #1 back in 1973.

Check back because I might add a paragraph about how I found Wolverton art in the Carvel stand at the corner of 7th Avenue and 14th Street.

Bhob @ Potrzebie