Monday, January 5, 2009

Edd Cartier (1914-2008)

Edd Cartier, famous for his illustrations to the Street& Smith Shadow pulps and comics, passed on Christmas day 2008. Here are some magnificent Cartier ink and drybrush illustrations from the 1940 magazine Unknown. Cartier was the prime illustrator of the Shadow and the fantasy works of L. Ron Hubbard.

Cartier began his career illustrating for Astounding and served in the US Army during WWII. He drew comics for the Shadow and Red Dragon titles from Street & Smith. He also contributed covers for the Gnome Press. In 1977 a hardcover collection of his works "Edd Cartier The Known and The Unknown" was published in a small press edition (wish I still had mine!)

More illustrations HERE.

The two pieces of original art at bottom are from Ebay and on sale (if you're a Daddy Warbucks) at the moment. They were originally produced for King Features newspaper serials.

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