Retro "Comic Book" or "Pre-War" style illustrations

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    Question Retro "Comic Book" or "Pre-War" style illustrations

    I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I've been searching for a resource for a specific type of illustration but haven't been able to find anything online, quite possibly because I don't really know what it would be labeled as.

    Anyhow, below are a couple small samples of what I'm talking about.



    If anybody could point me in the right direction for resources with more of these types of illustrations/images, or if somebody knows what the technical name for them are and I could find them myself.

    Thanks for any help you can give.

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    Steve Ditko, Bob Kane, Alex Toth, Joe Shuster...

    They don't match the examples, but they match the title you said.

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    Certainly not "pre-war" (unless you're referring to Viet Nam). This sort of comic style advertising was very popular from the forties through the sixties. Check this out: http://todaysinspiration.blogspot.co...omic+strip+ads


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    Hi matey I have had a good ferret about on the internet and I am going to have to admit that I am struggling here, I have turned up some stuff for you but its not up to my usual brilliant standard.

    http://profmendez.tripod.com/html/likeness2.htm

    This is a reasonable site that drops a lot of names of illustrators working in the era you want and it shows you how they put those things together.

    http://drawman.blogspot.com/2005_03_01_archive.html

    This one is a blog that has loads of names and links to follow that again are somewhere in the region of what you want but not exact, Get a brew or a beer on your fist and go through it there’s some useful stuff.

    http://comicrazys.com/2009/03/01/fam...hes-and-folds/

    Ok, now this one is useful it shows how to draw that style of cartoon image, specifically the clothes etc.

    http://comicrazys.com/category/famou...artoon-course/

    I followed that one on a bit further and found this, it seems to be a gold mine for what you are looking for.

    I hope this helps matey

    I will have another trawl anyhow and add more as I find it.

    All the best with the work

    Lightship69

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    This illustrator's contemporary, but he draws in that retro style you're referring to.

    Nick Dewar (he illustrated The Devil Wears Prada book cover). Has a nice mid-century feel and style.

    http://www.nickdewar.com/nick_dewar_...n_pictures.php

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