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

Michael...?

Friday, December 08, 2006

Every once in a while I'll come across an illustration, like this one, credited to "Michael". Just "Michael" - even inside, in the table of contents info.Was that his first name or last? I just don't know. Whoever he was, he clearly came from that 40's Haddon Sundblom, Joyce Ballentyne, Gil Elvgren school of illustration. Its curious how rarely he appeared in editorial art considering how accomplished he was... but it could be that he was kept busy on unsigned advertising work.

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