I've been looking at Arthur Rodman Bowker's interior illos in Black Mask for a great many years, but wasn't particularly impressed by them until recently, when I separated a few from the magazine. Standing alone, in black and white, they have a power I had never noticed. These three illustrations were scanned from the August 1936 issue. More coming soon.
"Homicide Cue" by Nels Leroy Jorgensen
"Border Blockade" by Roger Torrey
See more Bowker illos HERE.
Keith Deutsch has asked me to say that this artwork is copyright © Keith Alan Deutsch as successor to Popular Publications, Inc. Here you go, Keith!