Monday, 5 March 2012
Ranger was a weekly British magazine, largely forgotten now, except as the original home of The Trigan Empire by Don Lawrence and Mike Butterworth. It ran from 1965 to 1966, when it was amalgamated with Look and Learn. The latter was a high quality, but rather dry and worthy educational magazine. Ranger was far more exciting. It was crammed with beautifully illustrated comic strips and adventure stories with a genuinely pulp feel. I'll post some examples of the comics later this week. For today here are a few examples of Don Lawrence's illustrations, scanned from the crumbling issues I have stored in THE BOX...
A while ago I posted some Ron Embleton art from Disneyland magazine. I've just heard from Sharon, who has a blog called Sharon's Sunlit Memories. Do check it out. There is some fantastic Embleton art there, including some originals from Sharon's own collection.
If you have a site or blog featuring Ron Embleton art, do let me know and I'll post a link.