Friday, August 10, 2012
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Russell Patterson is probably most well known for his stylish artwork, produced between the late teens and the early forties. Covers for Ballyhoo, American Weekly etc including numerous gorgeous flappers.
A lesser known part of his career is his work for Grayson Publishing Corp. in the 50's.
Not beeing the hot artist anymore, he illustrated at least two joke books in the "Over Sexteen" series.
Just to give you a few samples of his work on these books, I've scanned a few of his gag illustrations from volume 6. If you want to see Patterson artwork from his peak years I recommend the book "The Art of Russell Patterson".
Now, over to the Sexteen gags. Funny or not, here they come...
There's more in the book, so if you like them it's pretty easy to find it on eBay, along with the "Sexteen goes abroad" book that followed. Enjoy!
Monday, October 25, 2010
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Just click HERE to watch it. (The image above is just a screen shot.)
Or HERE for the entire list of clips including a scene with Pattersons Personettes.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I came across Top Hats and Flappers and the name of Russell Patterson rang a bell. After digging around, I found this children's book in my storage container. Do not know how it got there or who it came from. The thing that baffles me is that not much of Mr. Patterson's original art is on the open market and when it does sell, it goes rather cheap. How can this be for such an accomplished artist?>