Friday, July 4, 2014

Noel Sickles' Scorchy Smith Up Close

The following are pics I took of the original art for Noel Sickles' January 22nd, 1936 Scorchy Smith daily, which was on display at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

Cropping close sections of the art reveal the amazing craft Sickles put into the work on a daily basis, some of which could almost double for fine abstract paintings. Click on the art for a bigger look.

In comparison, I've included a printed version (minus the book spine bends in the last panel) of the same strip, from Dean Mullaney's book, Scorchy Smith and the Art of Noel Sickles.

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