Friday, March 8, 2013

My Own Romance #56 - non-attributed Matt Baker art

My Own Romance v1 #56, 1957 - Not an uncommon scenario, a woman falls unexpectedly in love with her roommate's boyfriend. Though only four pages, Matt Baker's artwork is gorgeously rendered. Delicates lines and brushwork enhance every page. In particular, the scene where a goodnight kiss witnessed is especially empathic (see interior page below). Uncredited in this issue, Baker's later romance tales are often superb. Other artists in this issue include Jay Scott Pike and Vince Colletta (art & cover).
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"Another Girl's Man" Baker story pencils and inks 4 pages = ****

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Amazing Ghost Stories v1 #16 - Matt Baker 1950s golden age comic book cover art
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1 comment:

  1. Not sure if you can call Baker "the best of the romance artists" especially looking at this example you posted. While the art is stunning, it's better suited to a ghost story or other dark genre.

    My vote goes to Vince Colletta as the king of the romance artists simply because his drawings of people looked real, his art was perfect for conveying the stories and his women were, quite simply, hotter than anyone else's!