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.

3 comments:

  1. Very cool!

    I think I have some Avengers comics Neal Adams did.

    May you find a gnarly Jim Steranko ad as well!

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  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?

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  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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