Grandenetti Guignol Redux
The Master’s Originals from his Prime Era
Wrapping up this week’s overview of the forgotten masterpieces of Jerry Grandenetti with a quartet of pages generously photographed by Richard Gagnon, from his own original art collection. These are shared here with Richard‘s very kind permission, and pretty much speak for themselves. It’s great to be able to compare Grandenetti‘s lush late Golden Age work with his rawer, more expressionistic 1960s work; the latter is my favorite era in Grandenetti‘s career, but that’s no doubt because that’s the work I grew up reading.
Enjoy, and thanks, Richard! These are photographs, not scans, so please forgive the image quality. You can still savor the imagery in all its Grandenettian glory.
From “The Secret files of Dr. Drew”‘ (no title), Rangers Comics # 56 (1950); Richard notes that this “one was reprinted in Mr. Monster’s Super Duper Special #2 (1986)…”
The splash page from “Type Cast!” (page 1), from Eerie #8 (1967).
Note that DC always used to crudely cut its original art pages, trimming the borders (clumsily) awfully close to the image area. As a result, we couldn’t crop these two pages from Tales of the Unexpected very neatly; a bit of the cardboard Richard used as a photographic backdrop is visible in both shots.
From “Know No Evil!,” Tales of the Unexpected #125 (1971).
“Seek Your Own Grave!,” Tales of the Unexpected #126 (1971).
All images ©original creators/proprietors, their original year of publication; all artwork and images are posted for archival and educational purposes only.