Friday, 19 May 2017

CRIVENS' CRACKING COMIC COVERS: SHIVER & SHAKE #21 (BACK PAGE)...



What are you lot moaning about?  Okay, it's a back cover, but
it's still a cover, ain't it?!  A superb piece by the great KEN REID,
who was helping out a well-known artist - well, you can see his name
for yourself at the top of the page.  I'd love to see the 'original' art for
this, because if it's bigger than A4, then Ken must either have traced it
from an enlarged photocopy, or covered the back in pencil and drawn
over the outline to transfer it onto art-board.  Or used a projector - or
even 'graphed' it.  Why do I think that?  Because all the 'errors' and
imperfections in my drawing are still there, and I'm sure he'd have
fixed them had he completely redrawn it.  Whichever method he
used, he finished it off with his usual detailed inking style.

Incidentally, I drew the original of this on Sunday, March 4th
1973, the day after the first issue came out, and posted it to IPC
on the Monday.  I was at my grandparents when I drew it, lying
on the carpet in front of the electric fire, and whenever I look at
the above page, I'm back lying on that carpet again in 1973.

2 comments:

John Pitt said...

I remember this from a post a very long time ago! What was that post called, Kidda?

Kid said...

'Rich Beyond the Dreams of Avarice', JP.

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