Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Valentine's Month Massacre (PART ONE)

As promised, here we go with an entire month of vintage Valentine card art from the Karswell Kollection! And take a tip from our cute little Native American friend below, there's a "heap big lot" of these colorful classics to come; I'll probably break them down into sets of a dozen or so per post-- so hold onto your hearts for a red hot, corking good time in February 2012!












13 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Oh man that astronaut is great! (And the only possible imaginable thing that could have taken top honors from that awesome pink devil girl today. Seriously, she needs her own Sunday comic.)

Karswell said...

I'm a bit partial to the Astro Kid card myself, Mr C... it looks like it has a signature as well, wanna take a stab at who it could be? Pretty sure I know who it is.

Mr. Cavin said...

Well I've never been particularly good at this and I can't really tell how old the card is. If it's no earlier than the seventies, I guess it could be John Pound, right? The boy's face, and also the dog, are both pretty Poundy. Of course, it looks a lot like Kelly Freas, too, Especially in the transparent bubbles. But in the Jack Davisy clothing details it looks like it could even be Will Elder. Yeah I got no idea.

Amber Von Felts said...

That one with the little girl in the tub is slightly disturbing by todays standards! I think that is the #1 reason I love old illustrations. They are all a little off, like the Indian girl and the Hillbilly moonshine kid! I love it!

Karswell said...

Wait'll you see the hot dog cards I have coming up later this month!

Roadtrip 62 - Don said...

My favorite is the last one with the girl yackety-yacking. Thanks for these.

Karswell said...

My pleasure Dan, lots more on the way.

Prof. Grewbeard said...

adorable!

Drazen said...

My guess is its Pete Hawley.

Killer kards!

Mr. Cavin said...

He totally left me hanging forever, didn't he Drazen?

Drazen said...

He Did! Its like he never asked or something:-)

Karswell said...

Sorry!! Forgot all about this as I continued adding V-Day updates! But yeah, it's Hawley.

Okay, continue talking behind my now, haha...

Mr. Cavin said...

Karswell sure is cool, isn't he Drazen? And thank you both for the name. He's an artist I'm totally familiar with but whose name, and range, I did not know. You've opened up a new thing for me.