Monday, March 8, 2010

Illustrated Crimes 1

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In the mid to late 30s, "Illustrated Crimes" was a regular feature in Detective Fiction Weekly. A couple of samples:

 
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5 comments:

Laurie said...

I love these! The artwork is exquisite. Thanks for posting them.

Richard Prosch said...

Many thanks for this one, Dave! Benjamin "Stookie" Allen was later known for his WWII battlefield illos and some minor page-length features in the comics. You can learn more about this all-but-forgotten talent here: http://lambiek.net/artists/a/allen_stookie.htm

pattinase (abbott) said...

Such terrific artwork. The story has to play backup to the art here.

Evan Lewis said...

I agree, the art on these is always great, the stories sometimes interesting. Didn't know that about old Stook, Richard.

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