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Norman Rockwell: Challenging American Ideals through Illustration

Popularity often has a finite lifespan. Whether for an actor, athlete, political candidate, there usually comes a time when the public is ready for the next big thing. Norman Rockwell somehow escaped such constraints. Arguably

Draftsman Frank Lloyd Wright & the Art of Harmonizing Design with Nature

“An idea is inevitably a coordination. It is a coming together of something that is separate or disorganized or incomplete. With an idea you begin to feel into the nature of that incompleteness.” – Frank

Steve Ditko_ Farewell to a Comic Book Art Legend

Steve Ditko: Farewell to a Legend of Comic Book Art

The world of comics and comic art lost a legend with the June 29 death of Steve Ditko, who has the unusual distinction of being one of the most beloved and revered comic artists of

Norman Rockwell’s Works Embody Magical Golden Age of Illustration

Before television and the movies, illustrated books and magazines were the entertainment and the escape for many Americans. Through skillful draftsmanship, thoughtful composition, and sharp wit, illustrators were able to create snapshots of climactic action

Collecting A Piece of Rap History – Thug Life Contract with Tupac Shakur

An entertainment auction loaded with an incredible array of musical instruments, stage-worn clothing and TV/film memorabilia also includes a legal document from a musical icon whose career was cut short by the artist’s death. The

Beyond Fantasy: The Career of Frank Frazetta

Every true fantasy fan knows the name, Frazetta, but the prodigious artist is known for much more. From comic art to corporate logos, album covers to movie production, Frank Frazetta had his hand in all

Marilyn Monroe Photos Showcase Classic Film Roles

As her white flowy dress blows up from the air below, Marilyn Monroe quickly pushes the dress down, smiling cheekily at the camera. We’ve all seen this photo. Without fail, Monroe has provided the world

Black Panther: From Comic Pages To Feature Film Star

“Introducing the Sensational Black Panther!” That was the cover blurb on Fantastic Four #52 in 1966 … and sensational he was. A fantastic creation from the head of Jack Kirby, refined by the writing of

Robert Crumb: So Much More Than Just ‘Lines On Paper’

The artwork of Robert Crumb has been a source of fascination for many. His artwork from the 1960s and early ’70s has been especially interesting, to the point that sales of some of his more

Bob Dylan: The Man Behind the Guitar

To quote George Harrison during The Concert for Bangladesh, “We’d like bring on a friend to us all, Mr. Bob Dylan.” Dylan’s career has spanned five decades and counting, encompassing a litany of artistic endeavors