Art: Errol McCarthy

Published On September 7, 2013 | By Richard Bruton | Animation

Well, this started as a post to share the beautiful, beautiful tribute piece to Reed Crandall’s Blackhawk by Errol McCarthy (in Slow Death #7, Last Gasp Eco-Funnies, 1976) that I fell in love with after seeing it at The Bristol Board.

But a little Google around and I’m finding myself intrigued at McCarthy and his work. A vintage Underground writer and artist, he’s credited with very few pieces at Comic Book Database, and there’s very little of his work I can see online. He did quite a bit of work on car magazines (CARtoons – see this Motorburg forum) but from the 80s we’ve probably ALL seen his art at sometime or other since he was the artist on much of the Masters Of The Universe licensed products. All those toys with their cardback artwork – probably McCarthy. (For more info on that part of his career see The Power & The Honor site)

I’ll add a little of that car and He-Man art after the cut, but I wanted to share the entirity of his Reed Crandall tribute here. Because it’s stunning….

 

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Okay, as promised…. cars and He-Man after the cut….

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About The Author

Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

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