Here are a just a few photos from Larry Ivie's archives. The first two are of Al Williamson and Roy Krenkel on an outing at the beach. I believe I've seen photos from this same occasion published elsewhere. The first one below, of Williamson and Krenkel together, just glows with a sense of good fellowship.
Three of several reference photos, presumably staged by Williamson for a post-EC comic assignment.
Archie Goodwin during his student days at Hogarth's School of Visual Arts.
Larry Ivie at the EC offices.
Here are a few Wally Wood pieces, though the one immediately below seems a curious case. It looks like it might have been used for a cover to a science fiction magazine in the fifties, but if so, I've never seen it in print. I wouldn't have been able to identify the central character if I hadn't recently stumbled across not one, but two, close variations of the painting used as covers for the comic, Space Detective. The second seems to be reworked for a reprint issue. Even stranger, when I searched online for the artist, the art credits were given to Joe Orlando. Quite possible, but my eye isn't sensitive enough to discern the difference in style on this piece.
Two roughs for a cover to Captain Science
A couple fifties-period drawing, including a collaboration with Al Williamson, used, I believe, as an illustration for a science fiction magazine.
In his lifetime, artist / writer / historian Larry Ivie amassed a wide-ranging collection of of original comic art. Some of this material has never been published and a good deal more had never received adequate reproduction. The intent of this blog is to share the collection with fellow enthusiasts and to generate discussions about comic art and the artistic process.