The Pinup Art Of Dan DeCarlo

March 7, 2005 | Trades


The Pinup Art Of Dan DeCarlo
Dan DeCarlo
Fantagraphics Books
$18.95 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Archie’s girlfriends Betty and Veronica were the first loves for many a pre-pubescent boy and the primary reason for that is one man: Dan DeCarlo.
For over 40 years, DeCarlo was the artist who brought the tales of the Riverdale gang to life with his subtle, cartoony style, but his specific talent was always in drawing the blonde and brunette loves of Archie’s life.
The reason DeCarlo was so darn good was the years he spend cutting his teeth as a young artist drawing saucy, but mostly innocuous, pinups for the Humorama series of adult comics, which are now collected in this fine tribute to the artist, who died in 2001.
A well-deserved glimpse of a comic legend’s early days, The Pinup Art Of Dan DeCarlo is kitchy fun.

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