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DCM salutes Alex Schomburg in our latest banner!
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:37:53 PM »
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Hi gang,
Some artists stand out when looking at the history of GA comics.  
One such artist known for the 100s of covers he did for Timely, Nedor and others was Alex Schomburg.

From the late 30's to the late 40's he produced over 500 covers before moving west and concentrating on book and magazine work.  During that time he was at the top of his field and reputedly Never missed a deadline!
You can read more about Alex's bio at this link - www.pulpartists.com as well as a 1993 interview with Steve Duin here.  Finally you can read another interview with Timely's 1940's Editor-In-Chief Vince Fago from Alter-Ego v3 #11 on-line here.  There isn't a lot about Alex but he does relate that Alex was given cover roughs to follow for his work with Timely.  A question some have wondered about online. To read about a long lost Schomburg fish mural that was found and restored click here.

To see more of of his work online check out these links - djf dumarais' online art of ebook, Tumblr gallery, Paul Tobin's Favourite Cover Artist, Pin-up art gallery.

DCM features some of his public domain work in our current banner.

You can see lots of GCD credited Alex Schomburg's covers (and one entire book of his artwork) in the following DCM sections (click on the colour links to be taken there) -

Better/Standard:

Harvey:

Holyoke:

MLJ/Archie:

Toby:

Ziff-Davis:

Alex did a LOT more besides these but those can't be shared on DCM or we haven't found scans for them yet.  To see a more complete list of his works check on the GRAND COMICS DATABASE with this link.

Enjoy the books - and if anyone owns ANYTHING on the GCD list NOT on the site (that is public domain) please let us know!  You can use the CONTACT US LINK HERE to reach us.  We can even suggest a fast and trusted staff member to scan your book for you if needed.  DCM's goal is to scan and digitally preserve ALL the public domain comics out there for sharing on the net.

Take care all,
-Yoc
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DCM salutes Alex Schomburg in our latest banner!
« on: September 30, 2014, 09:37:53 PM »

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Re: DCM salutes Alex Schomburg in our latest banner!
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2014, 07:09:53 AM »
Well said Yoc, Alex Schomburg is a classic artist, who I found not in comics but on the covers and inside illustrations for the Winston Science Fiction books.  His covers pulled me into the stories, some of which weren't as good as Alex's illustrations  :)

Thanks for the links and bringing our attention to a fine artist who brought a lot of the “Sense of Wonder” we felt when we viewed his artwork.

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Re: DCM salutes Alex Schomburg in our latest banner!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2014, 09:09:31 PM »
Over at the SilverAge_GoldenAge Yahoo Group, I managed to identify 3 of the covers:  Cat-Man Comics #24 (May 1944), Wonder Comics #10 (Feb 1947), and Amazing Adventures #2 (May 1951).  The banner itself contains 1 giveaway:  Exciting Comics #45 (March 1946).  Ben Samuels identified 4 more:  Dear Beatrice Fairfax #6 (March 1951), Startling Comics #49 (Jan 1948), Real Life Comics #12 (July 1943), and Speed Comics #35 (Nov 1944); leaving 1 unidentified.  Yoc took pity on us and revealed the last was Captain Easy #13 (July 1948).  Some of these were not credited at the GCD, so I've submitted indexes of those covers.  Thanks to all!

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Re: DCM salutes Alex Schomburg in our latest banner!
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2014, 09:27:19 PM »
Hi Darci,
Always happy to help.  I had a hard time choosing from so many great covers.  Unfortunately Alex was at his best when you could see the entire cover.
Fun to have stumped everyone with the Capt. Easy cover.  It was one of the last to be chosen.  Real Life Comics #50, Startling 53 and Thrilling 61 came close but didn't make the cut.

-Yoc