Friday, 16 June 2017

Happy 87th Birthday, Frank Thorne!

Cerebus #7 (December 1978)
Art by Frank Thorne
(Interesting Fact: This is the only Cerebus series cover not drawn by Dave Sim or Gerhard)


Jeff Seiler said...

Well, your interesting fact about the Thorne cover is, technically, wrong. There were several covers late in the run that were reproductions of photos taken either by Dave's dad, Ken, or by Gerhard's then-girlfriend, Rose. I think Gerhard may have added photos to the cover gallery, but I'm too lazy to go check my Cerebus Cover Gallery book.

So, technically right, in that the photo covers were not drawn, but technically wrong, in that some or all of the photos were taken by people other than Dave or Ger.

Call it a push.

Erick said...

No Jeff, you are wrong. It clearly states "not drawn by". Says nothing even remotely about photographs. Only you inserted that to try and show off.

A Moment Of Cerebus said...

I guess 'technically' the "Swords Of Cerebus" covers count, right? So Barry Windsor-Smith would be the other person to draw a Cerebus cover.

Let's face it. I'm just stupid.


A Moment Of Cerebus said...

Back to Frank Thorne... isn't that a great cover? One of my favourite from the whole series. Does anyone know if Frank's "Red Sonja" is worth reading? My personal Marvel-boycott has ended now that they settled with the Kirby-estate and I missed that series the first time around. The art I've seen of it looks just great.

Travis Pelkie said...

Nah, you're good, Tim. Your original fun fact was mostly accurate (the only drawn cover not done by Dave or Ger, perhaps, is more accurate), and you opened the door for Jeff to be pedantic. Everybody wins! ;)

Sean R said...

Happy birthday to one of the medium's greats! What a fantastic stylist.

Steve said...

And on a related note:

If any AMOC readers out there have a copy of the miss-print #7 (no cyan on the covers) I'm interested in buying.

Error covers like that *ping* my old pressman days, it's a nostalgia thing.

But then, isn't most everything these days with Cerebus a 'nostalgia thing'?


ps -- Tim, I think you'd find that Frank's Red Sonja quickly became repetitive, monotonous, and juvenile.
Isn't avoiding those qualities just what brought us all to the door of Cerebus?