Finding this 70's sewing book yesterday turned my other planned post about Great Britain into an AEET tribute to Judith Meyeraan instead, --aka the midwest master class artist behind every single stunning fashion drawing and technical illustration you see in, and on, those great old Kwik Sew pattern packets of yesteryear. And we'll let the art speak for itself with a handful of highlights from It's Easy to Sew: Knit and Stretch Fabric (by Kerstin Martensson, 1973.) I've also included a small bio about Judith at the end of the post.
Sunday, November 28, 2021
I posted a set of early 50's Crazy Eights cards by Whitman way back in 2011 HERE, and today I have another vintage set with artwork that is just as cute-- only this time it stuck with an all circus theme instead of an across the board variety. The rules are the same too, so if you need 'em, please refer to the card in the other post.
Friday, November 26, 2021
Those of you that grew up reading silver age comics are sure to remember the classic "Moon Monster" mail order ad. This giant, life-size, 6 foot tall space creature (that sort of resembled a sci-fi version of the conjured fire beast from Night of the Demon 1957) was in actuality a poster, and yours absolutely FREE by joining the Monster Fan Club for only a buck. You also received 3 cool masks and some other neato stuff, but yeah, that hairy, horny, warty faced thing from another world was really something! And now thanks to Monstarz, you can actually own your very own, limited edition, hand painted, 3D resin maquette version of him! He's not 6 foot tall unfortunately, (they also left off his warts for some reason), but he looks mighty mean staring back at me from my shelf! CLICK HERE for more info and to order yourself one ASAP before they sell out. And in the meantime, let's take a look at another macabre moon related classic from comics legend, Basil Wolverton, and the August 1951 issue of Marvel Tales #102. It is Friday Frights again, after all!
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Thanksgiving time usually means turkey, and while that is indeed meat, please don't expect any goofy lookin' gobbler's in this post, --no sir! Today we have beef, and processed lunch meat, and fried chicken, ham, hamburgers, hot dogs, and also what I'm assuming must be meat flavored ice cream because why on Earth else is it featured in a mid-century Swift's Premium Meat booklet anyway? So okay, who's ready for one of the most uninspired AEET holiday posts ever? I mean golly, this recipe booklet is full of fun stuff, but unfortunately it's printed so terribly, not to mention the actual piss poor condition of the booklet itself (from years of being folded in half in one of my drawers), and well... *sigh! I turned my scanner off and just took some bad camera photos of the images instead, just to make sure this post is extra lo-fi, and ultra crumb-bummy too. Yes, while the power of meat may still compel you, we'll just have to see you all on Friday for a much higher quality level of blogging, because (frankly put) --this blogger is exhausted. And stuffed. And it isn't even Thanksgiving yet! Everyone please have a great holiday...
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Harvey's most famously friendly spook, Casper, finally materialized his way into my Soaky collection this weekend! His discolored head has a few smudges and cracks on the sides and back, but overall he's in pretty good shape for a $6 find, and he sure is adorable with flowers in one hand, and a box of chocolates hidden behind his back in the other. I'm not 100% sure on this, but I guess he's standing on a drum?! Was Casper a little drummer boy in his previous life?
Friday, November 19, 2021
Friday Frights time again, and we're turning up the heat with a hot little number from the June-July 1951 issue of Dark Mysteries #1, featuring eerie, early art by THOIA fan favorite, lurid Lou Cameron! Nice atmosphere in this one too, plus attractive "damsel" panels, Lou's trademark use of silhouettes, and other neat little touches like the vanity mirror and lamp etc forming a skull in the 3rd panel on page 3. Disturbing fun with a little bit of something for everyone...