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COMMENTS: Carmine Infantino pencils/Mike DeCarlo inks; Illustration for collectors mug; 1989; image size 15.5" x 5.75"
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Carmine Infantino pencils/Mike DeCarlo inks; Illustration for collectors mug; 1989; image size 15.5" x 5.75"Great illustration by Infantino that was used on a collectors mug in 1989, otherwise known as the year of Batman. Classic Infantino imagery of the Penguin using one of his trick umbrella's on the Dynamic Duo, beautifully illustrated by one of DC's legendary creators. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed by Infantino.
High School of Art & Design alum Carmine Infantino got his start in the industry working Timely, a precursor to Marvel Comics, where he would do spot work on anthology features, in his first work at DC he helped create Black Canary and began his long-running involvement with the Flash during his Golden Age era, as well as illustrating the original Green Lantern. After the post-war comic book slump Infantino collaborated with writer Robert Kanigher and editor Julius Schwartz to help bring back superheroes and launch the Silver Age by updating the Flash in the pages of Showcase, the reboot was a huge success and led to the superhero rebirth that has continued into the modern day, Infantino's ability to capture speed and movement on a page made his Flash believable and engaging. Carmine was promoted to Art Director and then Publisher at DC over the course of his illustrious career,