How to follow this past week's magnum opus on Andy Virgil? I thought perhaps a look at the work of Virgil's mentor, Joe De Mers, might provide a sort of continuity.
These two pieces from McCall's magazine seem particularly appropriate: Andy Virgil was apprenticing for De Mers and others at The Cooper Studio in 1951 and the first part of '52. I like to imagine he might have been present - perhaps even assisted - when Joe De Mers painted these illustrations.
These pieces can be seen at full size in my Joe De Mers Flickr set.