Sunday, May 20, 2012
Number 1160: Jesse Marsh's Dinosaurus!
Marsh died in 1966. He gave up drawing Tarzan in '65 due to his health problems.
Dell Four Color #1120, Dinosaurus!, from 1960, is a Jesse Marsh job. He did the drawing and lettering.** It's tragic, a guy and a drawing board, so isolated he was dead for several days before his body was found. Some of the artwork in Dinosaurus is rushed, but even so his composition is solid. Despite his problems Marsh was still a professional.
**Credit in the Grand Comics Database, via Alberto Becattini, is given to Eric Freiwald and Robert Schaefer for the writing. It's an adaptation of a movie I haven't seen, but you can read the IMdB posting here.
Here's an ad from the June 13, 1960 issue of Life magazine.