Sunday, August 31, 2008

Puppet invasion

Article from Literary Digest April 27, 1935.
The image he sold in "one minute and seventeen seconds" can be found in the Fantagraphics book "The Art of Russell Patterson".

Saturday, August 30, 2008

He woke up married

Story illustration to "He woke up married" by Eric Hatch in College Humor, July 1932.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

American Weekly Nov 26, 1939

The third Flossy Frills page. (I'm mising the second.)


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

American Weekly Nov 12, 1939

The very first Flossy Frills cover!

These American Weekly covers are way too big for my scanner. Maybe scanned closeups should be added to the photos of these. But this will have to do for now.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Ballyhoo cover, sept 1935

(Patterson did no interior art for this issue. )

Ballantines ad

Back cover to Ballyhoo, September 1935.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

"One Touch of Venus"

Playbill for "One Touch of Venus", 1948 State Fair of Texas

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Nude painting

Year and title unknown.

My villa in Normandy

This painting titled "My villa in Normandy" is 20 1/4 x 20 inches and was up for bids on an auction site recently. I guess this is from the early 20's when he lived in France. Signed in the upper right corner.


Friday, August 22, 2008

For Men Only, June 1933

This "For Men Only" column is taken from College Humor, June 1933.


"How-to" and "why"

Just a short "how-to" and "why" to start this blog.

I love the work of Russell Patterson and have been collecting it for several years. But no matter how much I find I know that getting a full set of his total output will be a lifetime quest. And I guess some items are so rare that I'll never find them.
So, what to do? Start a blog wich is open for all fans of Patterson to post on is hopefully the answer.

Simply log in with "pattersonblog" and "russellpatterson1" and you'll be able to edit and post your own images.
You got a rare interview or article about him? Some unseen sketches or other original works that you own or have found on the net? Magazine covers or spot illustrations. All are welcome to post their treasures. (But no scans from the Art of Russell Patterson book published by Fantagraphics, please. I encourage everyone to buy it. But if you've read this far I'm pretty sure you already have this magnificent book. )
Please use the labels function to make the blog searchable. Like if you post a Life cover from 1927, then use "Life" and "1927" as labels etc.
This blog also has a Google Analytics account with the same log in. There you can see how many visitors we have and where in the world they come from. :)

My first posts will be taken from my blog Sekvenskonst but new stuff will follow as soon as it's scanned. 


Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Pretty Girl In Caricature

From Gene Byrnes: The Complete Guide To Drawing, Illustration, Cartooning and Painting (1948).

Pictorial Review 1949

Cover to the Pictorial Review (Baltimore American) November 6, 1949.