Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Johnny Hazzard

...by wonderful and neglected Frank Robbins


Blogger Pete Western said...

I've never heard of this guy and yet, on the basis of these two panels, he's up there with Milton Caniff and Alex Raymond - brilliant inking.
Love this site, Oscar and the dailies (the cat and the princess) on the internet are terrific at the moment.

9:45 pm  
Blogger Process Junkie said...

Big Frank Robbins admirer here! check these out, some of these belong to my friend Mike Manley who's a big Frank Robbins collector I've seen some of these in person, what a treat!!

Robbins 01
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Robbins 06


10:16 pm  
Blogger Process Junkie said...

Personally, I think Robbins was better than Caniff (the originator of the style) and much, much better than Raymond. Robbins is more intelligent in the way he composes his panels and he's able to convey the most with the less amount of strokes.

By the way, there are some great Johnny Hazard pages

10:34 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I love Robbins..Possibly sexier than Canniff but he never had the pathos, the rhythm or the sparkling dialogue Canniff had...He ended drawing Batman in a very strange style.
Pity the McCarthism that pervaded in that period of the American comics scene!

11:09 pm  
Blogger Pete Western said...

Thanks for putting up the links, Alberto - I'll peruse these at my liesure. Love your site as well and the lively debate that sometimes takes place in the comment box.
Ditto the Miyasaki debate, Oscar - I know you vehemently disagree but I have to declare that "My Neighbour Totoro" is a visual masterpiece and full of authentic feeling. I really love "Porco Rosso" too but I'm not too keen on his later films which seem less personal.

7:50 pm  

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