Monday, November 25, 2013
Number 1478: Reed Crandall keeps his feet on the ground
Reed Crandall did the artwork for this nine-page segment of the special (he did other pages, also, but they are interspersed with the work of other artists throughout the book). The Grand Comics Database credits George Evans with the inking. With tall panels in two tiers on the pages Crandall was able to do more full-figure drawing. Crandall’s figures had weight, and their feet were firmly planted on the ground. This is a good example of that. I have said once before I thought that later in his career Crandall’s figure drawing got a bit stiff, but when you see those figures there’s no doubt you’re looking at a Reed Crandall drawing.