Monday, July 4, 2016

American Weekly originals

Fred W. just sent me images of some beautiful Russell Patterson pieces, that recently sold at auction.
These two original ink drawings of his covers to American Weekly are killers. Just stunning.

"Carolyn's Cadet" #5 from January 1, 1933 
22 1/2" x 19 3/8".

"The Countess and the Cowboy" 1932.
22 5/8" x 19 3/8".

Check out the Comic Art Fans gallery of Fred W.
Some really exceptional pieces there...


Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Added pages

Take a look to the right and you'll find some of Russell Patterson's weekly full pages from 1929 to 1930. Rather bad photos but hopefully they can be used as reference while you are looking for tearsheets for your collection.
More will follow...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Original art

Posted the four Russell Patterson originals I own on Facebook a few days ago.
And why not give this old blog some new life by posting them here too.


I have now removed the login to this blog from the sidebar. If you are interested in submitting art to this blog feel free to get in touch with me. The more Patterson art that can be shown here the better.
sekvenskonst / at / telia dot com

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Ideal American Type

A press photo from 1933 featuring Gladys Swarthoute, Metropolitan Opera star, chosen by the Society of Arts and Sciences as the "Ideal American Type," is sketched by, left to right, Russell Patterson, John La Gatta and James Montgomery Flagg.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Over Sexteen 6

This is an old post from my Sekvenskonst blog that I felt belonged here. /Joakim.

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

Original art

Illustration artwork to ...?

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Artists and models clip

TCM will show the 1937 movie Artists and models on February 23, 2010. And they have posted a few clips online. Including this one where we see Patterson and other artists drawing.

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.

Friday, December 18, 2009

New York Journal April 29, 1933