SOLD ON: Monday, 12/04/2017 1:03 PM
COMMENTS: Pg. 5; John Calnan pencils, Tex Blaisdell inks and signed; image size 10" x 15"
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Pg. 5; John Calnan pencils, Tex Blaisdell inks and signed; image size 10" x 15"
Tex Blaisdell was an American comic book/ Strip artist who's best known for his work on Little Orphan Annie. Tex has also inked for numerous DC comics titles including Green Lantern, Superman, Adam Strange and Batman.
John Calnan was an American commercial artist, who also worked for comic books. His first comic book work was inking Tom Gill's pencils on 'Lone Ranger' for Dell Publications. He then did some work for Gilberton's 'Classics Illustrated' series, before becoming an advertising art director and TV producer for agencies. He returned to comics in 1966, mainly doing work for DC Comics. Calnan did a lot of work for anthology titles like 'The Unexpected' (1970-1980), 'Ghosts' (1971-1979), 'The Witching Hour' (1971-1976), 'G.I. Combat' (1976-1977) and 'House of Mystery' (1973, 1977-1978). Calnan retired in 1996, but continued doing work for friends and the occasional commission job. He passed away on 27 December 2016 at the age of 84.