God I love this artist. So many features and details, they don't draw like this on network television anymore. Especially with the flat designs these days. Is it budgets, executives, or is it because many of today's artist don't have exposure to this guy. I got my exposure while reading MAD Magazine. Needless to say when the industry stops using their imagination standards drop. A fine example of this would be the early Shrek designs http://comicrazys.com/2010/06/06/shrek-character-design-and-pre-production-artwork-mike-ploog/. Why did they have to take a crap on the potential the film had.
Wolverton's art always puts a smile on my face.
I love Wolverton! I would never think to draw teeth coming out of someones nose.
The way he make details to the body is very energetic! This is i call, a true artist. Modern cartoonists needs to take a look to his art and analyse it because today's comics art is stink!
I second Dubious Duck's post. His link deserves a look: Early Shrek What they eventually settled upon ruined the franchise for me. Have never seen it - never will.
Really, I can FEEL those teeth!That has to be something!
Hey John. Speaking of crazy faces.. I was on reddit earlier and came across these pics from some sort of comic convention or something. Click through and check out the wide variety of interesting faces.http://www.flickr.com/photos/froggysphotos/4977882448/in/photostream/Big fights this weekend! Take it easy.
@ CartoonSteve OMG... did Don Bluth made these or something? these are horrible!ontopic: The drawing with the teethyuk! looks very nastyfunny drawing though.you just don't make up drawings like these, they happened by them selves when he drew them.
Fantastic, his best work was his Apocalyptic Bible illustration's
He was brilliant and had a really cool sense of humor. I keep meaning to buy his version of The Bible, but haven't got it yet.
With a name like Basil Wolverton... you're destined to be great.
this artist is my hero. As a kid i'd look at all his mad magazine illustrations over and over and over.
John, thanks a lot for the post - and for the link with the entire magazine. Since the first time you presented Basil Wolverton's work in this blog, he became a major influence to me. I owe you a lot for this.
Wolverton's the greatest. Uploaded some of his early comics the other day:http://idcomics.blogspot.com/2010/10/basil-wolverton-double-feature.html
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