Friday, March 24, 2006
Like a lot of other illustrators, Austin Briggs did a great many illustrations for Reader's Digest Condensed Books. This wealth of beautiful imagery might have escaped notice if not for the generousity of a Today's Inspiration contributor who wishes to remain anonymous. As well, Drazen Kozjan shares another Briggs article, this one from "Illustrating for the Saturday Evening Post" - thanks again, Drazen!
All this wonderful stuff is now available at larger sizes in my Austin Briggs Flickr set.
Finally, some readers may not know that for a time during the 30's Austin Briggs was the artist of Alex Raymond's newspaper comicstrip, Flash Gordon. And speaking of Alex Raymond and Flash Gordon (how's that for a segué?), go take a look at David Apatoff's current post over at Illustration Art for a fascinating discourse entitled " THE BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD TASTE AND GOOD ART".