And, wishing a very Happy 88th Birthday to Comic Book Artist Angelo Torres! That's today too!
"Angelo Torres began his career in the early 1950s, assisting his studio mate Al Williamson on EC titles such as 'Valor', together with Frank Frazetta and Roy Krenkel (known as the "Fleagle Gang"). He also contributed to the Atlas mystery and western titles in the late 1950s."
"Torres became a star with his contributions to the Warren titles Eerie, Creepy and Blazing Combat between 1964 and 1967. Torres was able to successfully warp his realistic style as one of Mad magazine's mainstays since 1969, creating caricatures and movie parodies for almost 40 years. In addition, Torres has worked as an illustrator for magazines like Esquire. In the 1990s, he did a promotional comic called 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' for DC Comics."-thanks Lambiek
This portrait of Angelo in his Flatbush studio, is one of the early portraits I made for the "Artist Within" book 1.
More portraits on our website here:
and if you don't have a one yet, you can pick up a nice new copy here: