Saturday, June 18, 2005

I forgot to note that yesterday would have been the 78th birthday of the great Wallace Wood. He was born the same year as my late father. How 'bout that.

Honestly, I didn't know much about Wood's art until the mid 70's, when he did a number of inking and pencilling jobs for DC. Impressed by the compact preciseness of his line, and his *ahem* skill at drawing ze ladies, I did some digging (i.e. asked my bud Dave Puckett) and soon found out more about his great contributions to the industry. His Mad stuff (see below) is especially wild.

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All of which eventually led me to join Wood's revenue raiser/fan club, the "Friends of Odkin", and also to send him a letter asking if he'd be interested in critiquing my art. For the response, and my only interaction with Mr. Wood, I point you to this post.

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