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Celebrating Illustration, Design, Cartoon and Comic Art of the Mid-20th Century

The Spaceman Cometh

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


I rather like this image by Walter Richards for the everyman quality he gives his alien invaders.
No big brained, google-eyed monsters here, just a couple of Adnaxian shmoes, straight out of an extraterrestrial Dilbert cartoon.

Richards had another side to his work besides the slick commercial style he employed here and in the other example at right. Walt Reed's Illustrator in America tells of Richards ' "many awards, including four consecutive first prizes in lithography" as Richards participated in many national and international shows in print-making.

Unfortunately we lost Walter Richards earlier this year. His obituary can be found here.

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