Monday, February 9, 2015

Pictorial Romances #20 - Matt Baker art & cover

Matt Baker
Pictorial Romances v1 #20, 1953 - Filled with both new and reprinted material, this 100 page giant contains a prime Matt Baker story. A teenage girl is sent to her aunt's boarding house, where she's groomed to be an "escort" for male customers. In typical fashion, the artist's women are beautifully drawn and naturalistic. The pacing, sequencing and layouts also reveal a highly skillful storyteller. Baker also draws the accusatory cover, but his lengthy romance tale is more representative of his talents. This is number 17 of 21 Pictorial Romances issues with Baker art and/or covers. Other artists in this issue include Ric Estrada and Bernard Sachs. See today's posts or more Baker or Pictorial Romances issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist.
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Baker cover pencils and inks = ***
"Roadhouse Sparrow" Baker story pencils and inks 16 pages = ****
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Matt Baker
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