Monday, April 19, 2004

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Apocalypse then.
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As an obsessed reader (and collector) of the works of Robert Crumb I discovered one of Crumb´s own great inspirations Basil Wolverton.
Born 1909, Wolverton worked professionally from the mid 1930's and was a pioneer of both science fiction and horror comics. Despite of this his most famous creation was Powerhouse Pepper - a wacky humour comic featuring a bald headed strong man who could easily give Popeye the jitters.
In 1955 he decided to quit working with cartooning but later did a series of images of the Apocalypse as described in the Bible. They can be seen Here with coloration and complementary text by his son Monte Wolverton.
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