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Halloween Pin-Ups

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BettiePinUp

Summer days at the beach may be a fading memory for 2012, but here’s one last post before The Catalogue of Curiosities heads into the fall and of course our annual month-long nod to all things Halloween: A pin-up page from Bettie Page’s Frolicking Funnies comic book. This was, of course, an homage to the amazing pin-up pages created by Dan DeCarlo for countless comics, including My Friend Irma and Archie.

So long summer…

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TheKillingKiss

It’s been awhile since my last art update and to kick off a new round of illustration work is my paperback cover for the trash thriller, The Killing Kiss (1963, by Robert Daly). This was the first novel in the Ginger North series of books. Ginger North, of course, was the sultry private spy/lawyer/CPA who had a knack for taking down Russian bad guys and throwing back a few Martinis.

Below is another version of the cover illustration…

TheKillingKissGinger

Ginger North, as a character, was loosely based upon British actress Diana Dors, particularly from the publicity stills below…

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Vampira

Emerging from the tomb—Vampira—the coolest of ghouls, ready to haunt the start of 2012. The illustration above was inspired, in part, by the photo below.

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BikiniGun

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BathingBeauty

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ManzineCover

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