Thursday, July 14, 2016

Favorites :: Inks and Paints :: Spotlight on the Master of Disaster, Walter Molino.

When it came to depicting panic, peril, worst case scenarios or outright disaster, I don't think anybody did it better than Italian artist, Walter Molino (Reggio Emilia). His career began as a fumetti artist but all the art presented here are from his cover illustrations for La Domenica del Corriere, a Sunday supplement tabloid that was notorious for a salacious and gruesome streak, epitomized by the cover art, which was always high on the action and melodrama -- and body count.

With a sense of ferocity and the ability to capture that crucible moment just past the point of no return, Molino took over as chief illustrator in 1941 and stayed on until the paper folded in 1989. And they weren't all "natural" or "man-made" disasters either:

And this is just the tip of the iceberg. Just plug Molino into a Google image search and then enjoy the rest of your harrowing day.

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