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The Frankenstein Monster in COLOR

This panel from The Frankenstein Monster No. 10 published by Marvel in 1974 screamed out to me. I miss traditional comic coloring! It is so much better than the overwrought digital coloring found in modern comics. Art by John Buscema … Continue reading

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Femme Fatale

Here’s another Photo Elective shot by Tina Garceau. As I’ve written before, all sophomore students majoring in illustration at The Philadelphia College of Art were required to take a minor course in photography where the students would take and process … Continue reading

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You Can’t Keep a Good Vampire Down

Although the TV series ended in 1971, vampire Barnabas Collins continued to haunt the comic book racks of newsstands and convenience stores well into the 1970s. The comic above was published by Gold Key in 1974 — 50 years ago! … Continue reading

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Santa Head Planter

This treasure came from my in-law’s house. My mother-in-law used it to hold Christmas cards. It was manufactured in Japan by the Samson Import Company in 1964.  

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Happy Birthday Joe!!!

For Joe’s card this year, I chose an interpretation of one of my childhood games – Mystery Date. If you’ve ever played it, you know that the dream date is wearing a white tuxedo and the dud is clad in … Continue reading

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When Black Friday Comes!

This is a terrific hour-long collection of vintage toy commercials from the 1950s, 1960s and maybe a couple from the 70s. Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

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