Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Harry Lucey















11 comments:

aalong64 said...

I have that issue where Archie gets arrested. Aside from being well-drawn like all the covers, I think it's really funny because there's no joke. Archie's just getting arrested.

Of course, on the inside, it turns out to be part of a story where the police want to thank him for knowing how to speak Spanish or something. But there's no indication of that on the cover.

I also really like that Pep 129 cover. Mainly the lower third of the cover. :P

I'm surprised by that Beatles one, both by the fact that they actually used the Beatles' likenesses, and that it came out when the Beatles still actually looked a bit like that. I always think of Archie comics as being hopelessly behind the times.

C said...

He was good at body language. I especially like the actions of the comic Two Little Words seen here
http://boards.collectors-society.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1939648&fpart=13

Sometimes I find that some artists forget how damn important body language is, even in a mundane story. Just because there's not a lot of fighting or whatever, doesn't mean that you can't have fun body language.

Colter said...

I'll take Veronica, thanks!

HemlockMan said...

So that's his name. I really liked his stuff, especially the way he drew girls, and the general body language of all of his characters. I think that period may have produced the best Archie comics. At least, the ones with those styles of covers were my favorites when I was a kid crawling through the giant stacks of comics in my dad's used bookstore warehouses.

jaystein said...

This guy is my favorite Archie artist.

Sexy but acceptable for the masses.

It's amazing how much sexuality there is in these old comics, and that I never noticed until I became a dirty old man.

O gato said...

I like how the father in the last pic is thinking of actual beetles. :P

Amanda H. said...

Wow, these covers are so well done. I see Archie comics at the checkout counter at Walmart and they don't look like this at all.

Jorge Garrido said...

I hated his stuff as a kid because I thought it looked sloppy. Now he's my second favourite Archie artist, behind, of course, Samm Schwartz.

Bob said...

u hear veronica is now pregnant with archie's baby, what is the world coming to!?!?

Bob said...

o and by the way my dad and i were looking at that new issue of archie, which is a weird thing for 2 grown men to do, and my dad pointed out that all the characters look fatter now. I thought that is interesting, they sure look much different than these covers, which are very appealing. These covers on the post has the reminiscent feeling of teenagers in the 50's/60's and I like that the new stuff makes them look like they're entering their middle ages and that's depressing (in archie world)

thomas said...

There's a funny design quirk in the cover with the girl in the foreground, who's holding her schoolbooks in her arm. (#1320)
The diagonal line on her dress makes it look like her left leg is connected to her right hip, but the compositional idea is so strong, that you don't notice it.
The line goes straight to the two figures in the background, They deliver the joke in the speech bubbles, "snake hill, look at all the curves."

Ironically, its a straight diagonal line that brings your eyes up to the joke. Th visual part of the cartoon' is linked up with the verbal, in a simple, but intricate way.