Art: Errol McCarthy
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….
Okay, as promised…. cars and He-Man after the cut….