Sunday, August 30, 2009

Davy's Bookshelf: Fighting Davy Crockett

One of many Crockett comics I don't own, but I sure like lookin' at the cover. This was an Avon one-shot from 1955. The value on this one seems to run from $8-100 depending on condition. The autograph is that of Ray Kinstler, one of Avon's premier artists. Around this time he also began painting Avon paperback covers, including many westerns. In the years since he's done the official White House portraits of two presidents, a well-known iconic portrait of John Wayne, and much more.

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Kinstler fans ought to own "Everett Raymond Kinstler: The Artist's Journey Through Popular Culture 1942-1962," by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Beautifully produced, intelligently written, and chock full of ERK's wonderful artwork.