Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Tom Gill's Haunted Honeymoon
Tom Gill, who died in 2005 at age 92, was a longtime--very longtime--comic book artist. His chief claim to fame was drawing Dell's The Lone Ranger for over 20 years. He began drawing the series with issue #38, August 1951. Here is a two-page sequence from that issue, showing his strong sense of composition and solid drawing technique.
"Haunted Honeymoon,"* from Boris Karloff's Thriller #1, October 1962, showed he could draw something besides six-guns and horses. It's an enjoyable, lightweight fantasy about a newlywed couple getting advice from an older couple…who just happen to be dead. It was probably inspired by Thorne Smith's Topper. Jokes about wedding night stiffs will be cheerfully ignored.