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Offline Yoc

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George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« on: April 17, 2015, 11:28:15 PM »
Hi Gang,
I was poking around the collection here and noticed this artist George Olesen who does some very good work, especially on faces.

I first noticed him in The Hawk #8 (StJohn) here and he blew me away - http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=5481&page=3
He's in The Hawk #4 (St.John) here - http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=6749&page=3&nav=top
Crime for Hillman in Real Clue v6 #9  here - http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=15940&page=28&nav=top
Some war action in GI Joe v2 #11 - http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=1586&page=32&nav=top
(with Dan DeCarlo's Yardbirds as well)

This is the first I've seen him.  That Hawk #8 is the best I've seen of him so far.

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George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« on: April 17, 2015, 11:28:15 PM »

Offline crashryan

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Re: George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2015, 12:01:42 AM »
I'm with you on George Olesen. Very nice work. He sort of disappeared from the scene when he started pencilling "The Phantom." Some forty years on that strip, and most of it without credit.

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Re: George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2015, 11:26:44 AM »
Yep, I just read about that on Wiki -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Olesen

I haven't read any Phantom strips so he's all new to me right now.

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Re: George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2015, 05:56:05 AM »
I posted his fantastic "Son of Satan" on my horror website:
http://fifties-horror.de/lesewiese/the-good/the-son-of-satan

And the freshly uploaded STRANGE CONFESSIONS #4 has a Olesen lead story:
"I Was an Artist's Model".
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Re: George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2021, 10:45:32 AM »
I found his work from The Hawk #4 (October 1953) to be pretty good:

https://i.imgur.com/GNM1WR5.jpg

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Re: George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2022, 09:57:09 AM »
A nice overview of the career of George Olesen is here:
https://stevenbrowerwritings.wordpress.com/tag/the-phantom/

A video interview with George Olesen is here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi99kDlzJ-M

And an obituary for George Olesen can be found here:
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/tcpalm/name/george-olesen-obituary?id=17794641

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Re: George Olesen - a pretty good artist
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2022, 10:49:02 AM »
Thanks for the links Mopee!