Look Here: New collage art by Jeffrey Meyer

In light of his recent announcement that he has drastically lowered the prices on all of his collages “for an indeterminate time,” I think it might be helpful to my old online buddy, Jeffrey Meyer, to feature his work again here at RCN… so without further ado, here are eight terrific old-school, cut-and-paste collages that Jeffrey produced in late 2014:


To view more new collages by Jeffrey Meyer, click here, but please do keep in mind that the revised price schedule applies to ALL of the collages at artbyjeffreymeyer.com that are not already in private hands. Contact Jeffrey Meyer for availability.

“If you’ve ever thought about buying any of my work, this will probably be your best opportunity.”
– Jeffrey Meyer

P.S. Of course, as an unabashed devotee of collage art, and an inveterate bargain hunter, I couldn’t resist adding several price-reduced pieces by Mr. Meyer, including “Rarebit Drip” (see above), to my wife’s and my art collection — which, by the way, already includes a largish number of collages by Mr. Meyer and others. But I’ll save the bulk of my crowing about our new acquisitions for another post.


Heads Up: Corben Art Sale, 28 February 2015

On Saturday 28 February 2015 at 12:00 noon CST, thirty pages of original comic art by Richard Corben will go on sale via the “Sales” page on the artist’s official website.

The sale will include eleven pages from Starr the Slayer #1 (2009), eleven pages from The House on the Borderland (2000), and all eight pages of “The Butcher, Part 2: Bye-Bye Miss American Dream” from Eerie #64 (1975).

According to the Corben website, the pages from Starr the Slayer and House on the Borderland are drawn with Sharpie and Pigma pens on 11 x 17 inch Strathmore paper, while “The Butcher, Part 2: Bye-Bye Miss American Dream” is drawn with brush and pen and ink, grey markers, and grey Prismacolor pencils on 12 1/2″ x 18″ Bainbridge paper.

The small scans that are on the Corben website right now are intended for “viewing only.” Prices will be posted when the sale goes live on Saturday 28 February 2015 at noon CST, at which point the first person to complete the PayPal shopping cart for each page will receive that page.

Look Here, Read: “My Empty Promise,” with art by Alex Toth

From New Romances #11 (May 1952), here’s “My Empty Promise,” with art signed — and so, presumably, both pencilled and inked — by the great Alex Toth and script by the great unknown:



Look Here, Read: “Be Mine Alone,” with art by Toth and Peppe

From New Romances #10 (March 1952), here’s “Be Mine Alone,” pencilled by Alex Toth and inked by Mike Peppe from an uncredited script:



Look Here: MOBY DICK and HOW… with cover art by Alan E. Cober


Here it is, only my second post of the new year, and already I’m feeling overburdened and under-inspired… so, no surprise, all I have to stimulate your photo-receptors today is yet another old cover, indifferently scanned by me from a battered paperback that I purchased for next to nothing from a local Thrift Store:


But wait a minute… I just remembered something…


Now this is sort of cool, I think… here’s the cover of premiere issue of How… Ideas & Technique in Graphic Design (November/December 1985), scanned by me, just now, from the exact copy of the magazine that I purchased brand new at an art-supply store back in the day, and FYI, the art, the art supplies, and the hairy hands in the photograph by Carl Fischer (b.1924) all belong to Alan E. Cober (1935-1998), who in 2011 was posthumously inducted into the Society of Illustrators Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in illustration: