Remember back in September of 2006 we looked at Hamilton Greene's artwork in a young readers series called Brains Benton? Here's Greene illustrating WWII stories for Blue Book magazine in 1951.
As I said in that earlier post, I find a striking similarity in Greene's style to the ink drawings of Frank Frazetta. Perhaps its the way both artists defined the figure by expertly rendering them as large masses of deep shadow...
Even when Hamilton Greene added a broader tonal range, its that beautiful understanding of how to effectively make high contrast work that provides the solid foundation of each of his illustrations.
Hamilton Greene was Blue Book's war correspondent in Korea in 1951. I have some other illustrations he did for the magazine that, unlike this series, are based on his reportorial experience.
We may revisit the artist later this year to look at those pieces.
* My Hamilton Greene Flickr set.