Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pin-Up Art of Dan DeCarlo

One of my roommates recently got an amazing job with Fantagraphics and this week she brought home this book called The Pin-up Art of Dan DeCarlo

Dan DeCarlo was the artist behind the wonderful Archie Comics, including Sabrina, Josie and the Pussycats, Cheryl Blossom, and Betty & Veronica. When I was younger I actually had an Archie Comic collection! I honestly have read I'd say 70% of DeCarlo's comics, which is a lot when you think about how many there are. 

Well NOW I find out that he started out drawing pin-up comics in the early 50's! Shocking! Although now that I think about it there were some pretty sexy characters in those comics...especially Betty & Veronica.