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Title: Cover of Avon's Cow Puncher #7 - signed "JT" or "TT"
Post by: PeterC on March 04, 2012, 07:49:06 AM
Hi all

I'm trying to figure out who the artist is on the cover of Cow Puncher #7 http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/preview/index.php?did=16005

It's signed either "JT" or "TT" but I can't find an artist at Avon at that time with those initials (using Jerry Bails' Who's Who and the GCD). The only artist even close during this time period is Jimmy Thompson, but looking at scans he seems to sign his name in full (and didn't quite have the GoodGirlArt thing this down pat).

If I didn't know better, I'd say this was by Dave Stevens (but he was -8 at the time)  ;)

Any guesses?

Peter
Title: Re: Cover of Avon's Cow Puncher #7 - signed "JT" or "TT"
Post by: narfstar on March 04, 2012, 08:49:28 AM
It has to be JT based on the differences but I have no idea if that is Thompson
Title: Re: Cover of Avon's Cow Puncher #7 - signed "JT" or "TT"
Post by: JVJ on March 04, 2012, 12:20:16 PM
You're right narf, it's Jimmy Thomson.
He does two interior stories, too.

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Title: Re: Cover of Avon's Cow Puncher #7 - signed "JT" or "TT"
Post by: PeterC on March 04, 2012, 01:42:06 PM
Thanks for the confirmation that its Jimmy Thompson, JVJ. I'll add that credit to the GCD. I guess the two stories inside that are his are the last two (Six-Shooter Serenade and Gold Makes a Ghost Town!), since the first one is signed by Howard Larsen.

Peter
Title: Re: Cover of Avon's Cow Puncher #7 - signed "JT" or "TT"
Post by: mopee167 on February 03, 2017, 01:42:10 PM

If anyone's interested, there's some info on Jimmy Thompson here:

http://www.pulpartists.com/Thompson.html
Title: Re: Cover of Avon's Cow Puncher #7 - signed "JT" or "TT"
Post by: crashryan on February 03, 2017, 08:44:49 PM
Based on the biographical sketch, Thompson died the year after he drew this cover. Among his other accomplishments Thompson ghosted a sequence in Frank Godwin's Connie in the late 1930s.
Title: Re: Cover of Avon's Cow Puncher #7 - signed "JT" or "TT"
Post by: Yoc on February 03, 2017, 10:00:33 PM
Thanks Very Much for your link Mopee, a wonderful resource and a fascinating read on one of the better GA artists IMO.  And he happened to be a fellow Canadian like myself.
:D