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August 9, 2012 5:03 AM   Subscribe

Common Types of Barflyze by Basil Wolverton.
posted by marxchivist (11 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Ed "Big Daddy" Roth has returned.
posted by HuronBob at 5:26 AM on August 9, 2012 [2 favorites]


and, now that I read that Basil is dead, my comment makes no sense, but I still see a Rat Fink aesthetic in those images .
posted by HuronBob at 5:29 AM on August 9, 2012


Bob, you might be mixing up cause and effect. Wolverton did a lot of art in early (early 50s) MAD magazine. Probably influenced Roth to a great degree.
posted by notsnot at 5:40 AM on August 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


nonsnot...yeah, I suspected that when I read the second link..
posted by HuronBob at 5:46 AM on August 9, 2012


For a moment I thought I'd clicked peopleofwalmart.com.
posted by delfin at 5:57 AM on August 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Grotesque.
BTW: There is a piece of red thread on your monitor about two thirds of the way down in the middle.
Don't bother blowing on it or using water. It's stuck. Try methanol or Ajax.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 6:18 AM on August 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


No one who has never seen Wolverton's art can possibly be prepared for it. It's like nothing else! He had some great sf comic book work to his credit. Then of course there is Powerhouse Pepper, told entirely in crazy rhymes and endless alliteration. He also won Al Capp's contest in Li'l Abner to visualize Lena the Hyena, the "world's ugliest woman."
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:36 AM on August 9, 2012


From the Wikipedia article on Wolverton:
Several cartoonists have been influenced by Wolverton's "spaghetti-and-meatball" style, including Ed "Big Daddy" Roth.
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit at 6:37 AM on August 9, 2012


Wonderful stuff. Thanks for posting.
posted by kinnakeet at 7:02 AM on August 9, 2012


I'm trying to pick a favorite of these and I really can't, they're all so wonderful. I've been wanting to do a full-out Wolverton post, but these just stand alone so well on there own I didn't want to bury them.

Here's a link to some of his classic science fiction comic book work. And two previous Metafilter posts on Wolverton. The first one there links to his drawings of the apocalypse, which are pretty mind-bending.

Woo hoo! My 100th post!
posted by marxchivist at 7:10 AM on August 9, 2012 [4 favorites]


I wish I could do that.
posted by scratch at 7:39 AM on August 9, 2012


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