Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Jack and Jill (Oct. '70)

Our last post featured Halloween highlights from the Oct. 1960 issue of Jack and Jill, now we jump forward 10 years to the Oct. 1970 issue for a few more. This is a fun issue full of frighteningly festive ideas and awesome art (I especially love the article "My Father is a Sculptor" from which I included the photos and a brief edited text excerpt.)


Mr. Karswell said...

NOTE: Followers of THOIA might recognize Cal Massey's name on the adorably cute cover art for this issue... wanna see what Cal was up to in the 50's when he worked for Atlas on pre-code horror? Check these links:

X - http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/06/x-in-cardboard-box.html

The Death Watch - http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2009/06/x-in-cardboard-box.html

Jaws of Death:

Davey and his Dame:

Prof. Grewbeard said...

ah, i have this ish! i'd forgotten about the sculpting article, i always loved those crazy masks.

Mr. Cavin said...

I want to see that huge ape mask. Thanks for this awesome post Karswell. Those "treat bags" look awful!

I have to serve punch in a jack-o-lantern now! But since I'm such an old hand at cutting them, I think I'll go ahead and carve a bas-relief face instead of using a marker. Then I can use a LED Mag-Lite to shine through the drink from the back of the pumpkin, and that would light up the features. Obviously to get the proper green glow, I'll need to use lime sherbet in my ginger ale, though.

Mr. Karswell said...

>i always loved those crazy masks.

Indeed, this is fun article, annnnd now I wished I had just posted the whole thing, but it's real long. The story of that family is interesting though, how they moved into an old restaurant building and set up their art shop and stuff. Maybe I'll post it in it's entirety sometime...

>I have to serve punch in a jack-o-lantern now!

Yeah, I'm not sure how that would work out... wouldn't the punch taste a bit on the pumpkinny side? Stringy floaters, the one seed you missed, etc?

Thanks for the comments!

Pappy said...

If you've posted this information before then you can just delete this note. Cal Massey is still a working artist in Philadelphia. Here's a YouTube video where he discusses some abstracts he's done, and gives credit to comic books which we "can't see" in his art, but are "in there" with the colors and light.


Crafty C said...

Wow - I love that double sided jack-o-lantern. I never thought of doing that.

Mr. Karswell said...

I should've done it this year too!

Mr. Karswell said...

And thanks for the Massey clip, Pappy, I must've missed it the first time you commented.