Friday, October 19, 2007

The Mailman

Classic advertisement for a correspondence school drawn by advertisement illustrator Neal Adams, who would later influence a generation of artists with his comic book work in the 1960s.

From Popular Mechanics (September 1959). This as also appeared about a year earlier in the same magazine.


  1. Very cool!

    I think I have some Avengers comics Neal Adams did.

    May you find a gnarly Jim Steranko ad as well!

  2. It's interesting to compare the postman's face to the woman's. The former is fairly realistic, while the latter looks like a porcelain doll. Intentional on Adams' part, or dictated to him by the advertiser?

  3. Idealized women drawn in the way you describe was fairly were common for Adams (and others) and probably reflected the imagery seen in photograph ads of the time.


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