Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mandrake the Magician #8 - Jeff Jones art

Mandrake the Magician v1 #8, 1967 - Like much of Jeff Jones' early works, the artwork on this back-up tale lacks polish and experienced draftsmanship. The artist clearly struggles with figure drawing and foreshortening throughout the pages. Still, Jones' drawings not completely devoid of potential, as the last two pages depicting an ancient Roman battle clearly show (see interior page shown below). The distinctive layouts and shadowy brushwork are precursors to a style that would emerge only a few years later. This is number 1 of 1 Mandrake the Magician issues with Jones art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Jones or Mandrake the Magician issues. See also this blog's Jones checklist.
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"Pharsalus the Triumph of Caesar" Jones story pencils and inks 4 pages = **
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