Thursday, July 17, 2014
I have a nice over-sized book containing Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon work, and it is really something special. His illustrations are beautiful, full of lush landscapes, futuristic cities and characters that have facial and body types all of their own. It's no wonder that these cinematic images inspired so many over the decades. What makes the work even more incredible to me is when it was produced - the early 30's. I'm used to golden age artwork by and large being somewhat cruder than more modern styles, but Raymond's art can stand up next to any artist that has come since. It must have really made an impact on readers back in the day.