Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dan DeCarlo 1

We are thrilled to be able to offer the original art for this FULL STORY drawn by Archie Comics legend Dan DeCarlo!! That’s right, all SIX glorious pages are being offered together in one lot! DeCarlo drew this in 1996 for the comic Betty & Veronica #118 in a story titled Romantic Plot. The art features lots of Betty & Veronica (naturally) in their ongoing rivalry over Archie who appears in some fantasy scenes where the girls are imagining him is several possible romance novel scenarios. Pages are each approximately 11x17”. Art is not signed.

DeCarlo, who passed away in 2001, is well-known for his wonderful work with Archie Comics particularly with is deft handling of the characters Betty and Veronica. Dan’s career with drawing cute girls in comics went back to the 1940s working for Stan Lee drawing the comic book Jeanie, Millie the Model, and the My Friend Irma comic strip, and later pin-up girl gag cartoons for Humorama. Dan began working on Archie Comics in the late 1950s, and has been credited with modernizing the Archie gang to be in step with their time. As a part of Archie Comics, Dan created Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and Josie and the Pussycats, named after his own wife Josie.

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