As I get older, I'm slowly getting rid of things I don't need. But before I do I'll share them with all you nice people.
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Monday, February 15, 2010
POW 2, 2 of 4
The things that are cut off on these scans were actually cut off my own copy of the magazine. The initials "W.E." probably stand for Will Elder. A lot of artists like him, Jack Kirby, Russ Heath, and others you wouldn't expect contributed to magazines like this at one time or another. It's weird to see work by Elder without any 'chicken fat', probably because this is one of the few things he did without Harvey Kurtzman, who was the one who brought that out.
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I try, but can't always do a line-item veto. Remember, if something has stereotypes it's posted in spite of them and not because of them. You're not wrong to be offended, think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.
Many of the images I posted between 2011-2013 were disappeared by the image bank I was using then but I still have most of the scans and am bringing them back slowly. Be patient.
Some people don't realize you can make images bigger by clicking on them or that there are earlier postings beyond this page. Well, now you know. You're welcome.
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SAM HENDERSON has been doing comics, illustration and writing popular among people aware of their existence since his birth, though he wasn't paid for it until 1991. In addition to his own book,The Magic Whistle, clients have included Nickelodeon, New York Press, DC Comics, Heavy Metal, New York Observer,and ...um... Screw. He was a storyboard director for SpongeBob Squarepants in 2001.
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