Monday, June 12, 2006

"Jack was the total package"


I'm a huge fan of Jim Amash's interviews with golden-age comics creators in Alter-Ego.
In a recent issue (#55) Amash spoke with Vic Dowd, an artist who worked in comics in the early part of his career before moving into illustration. During the interview Dowd asks, "Have you ever come across the name Jack Hearne?" As I read that it occurred to me that in fact I had come across that name - in this series of ads from Collier's magazine that Hearne painted in 1956.

But that's not the first time I ever saw Jack Hearne's work. Though information on the artist is sparse, we'll learn at least a little about the man Vic Dowd called "the total package."

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