The Life And Art Of Murphy Anderson (Anglais) Broché – 3 novembre 2003
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Whether doing complete art jobs or inking over Curt Swan or Carmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson's beautiful line and flair for expostion over flash should be studied by today's comic artists. This book combines a superb career overview and biography, as well as tons of great art. I recommend this book highly!
My next encounter with Anderson's work was in Mystery In Space #75 where he inked Carmine Infantino's pencils for the Adam Strange saga called "The Planet That Came To A Standstill." This proved to be one of the great classic stories of the early Silver Age. Anderson had and has a graceful beautiful flowing line that brought the best out of any penciller he inked.
Several years later I purchased Nostalgia Press' first volume of their Flash Gordon reprints. Anderson's work resembles closely the mature work of Alex Raymond on the Flash Gordon circa 1940-41. Very clean, elegantly composed, flawlessly rendered, anatomically correct portrayal of handsome people in heroic adventures were qualities Alex Raymond excelled and Anderson strove to emulate. According to Anderson Quality Comics' artist Lou Fine had an even bigger influence (p. 8) on Anderson than did Raymond. Some of Anderson's earliest comic book work for Fiction House demonstrates Fine's influence. However as Anderson's work matured his art more and more resembled Raymond (pp. 34-5) as shown in his first stint on the Buck Rogers newspaper comic strip during the late 1940s. By this time Anderson's clean and graceful style jelled into a form that stayed essentially the same for the reminder of his comics career.
This autobiography covers Anderson's career in and out of mainstream comics. It covers his boyhood interest in newspaper comic strips and the above mentioned work in Fiction House's Planet Comics, his work on the Buck Rogers newspaper strip (both in the late 1940s and again in the late 1950s), Next it details his early 1950s work for Ziff-Davis' short-lived science fiction comics. Next comes his long-term association with Julie Schwartz which lead to his work in Strange Adventures and Mystery In Space.
It covers his work on the well remembered Atomic Knights and his Hawkman and Spectre work in the mid 1960s. It details Anderson's later association with Curt Swan as part of the "Swanderson" team on the Superman strip. It answers questions that Anderson fans have had for years. For instance, during the mid 1970s to the early 1980s and earlier Anderson mainstream comics work was infrequent and almost non-existent.
During this period Anderson formed his own company called Visual Concepts that produced a periodical called PS (The Preventative Maintenance Monthly) for the U.S. Defense Department. Perhaps the strongest thing about this book are his insights and opinions concerning the other artists and writers he worked with. The book's major weakness is the lack of an index and checklist of his comic book credits. However, overall this is a fitting memoir to one of the prime architects of the Silver Age of Comics
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