If the online catalogue at Amazon.ca is to be believed, Fantagraphics plans to publish a coffee-table book devoted to the work of legendary cartoonist and workaholic, Jack Davis, in August of 2011. Here are the product details:
Jack Davis: Drawing American Pop Culture: A Career Retrospective [Hardcover]
Jack Davis (Author)
# Hardcover: 192 pages
# Publisher: Fantagraphics Books (August 2011)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 1606994476
# ISBN-13: 978-1606994474
I think the first time I ever saw a piece of art by Jack Davis was on the cover of Homer and Jethro’s great album of satirical songs, Life Can Be Miserable, produced by Chet Atkins, which my dad had in his record collection when I was a little kid. Here’s a scan of the copy of Life Can Be Miserable that I bought for my own record collection a few years ago:
Now THAT, my friends, is a great album cover!
Four more Jack Davis album covers, laboriously but lovingly scanned by me, the day after yesterday, from my very own record collection:
I know what you’re thinking, and I wholeheartedly agree: those Homer and Jethro albums are in great condition!
Four Color Shadows: Return of the Boise Kid – Jack Davis – 1959
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That is sure classic Jack Davis art. Awesome! It looked like Jack was trying a slightly different technique on The Boise Kid, like trying to suggest outlines, or perhaps he was only using pens rather than brushes? It seemed there was a lack of the bold blacks he so often uses. Very interesting. Davis is one of my favorites. Thank you.