Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!

This lovely cover, courtesy of my Bolles-pal Mark Forer, was published in 1928, is the only Valentine themed cover of all the hundreds of magazine covers Enoch painted (unless I missed one and Mark will be the first to know).  Enjoy!!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bolles Sunday!

Our man Bolles never may never have played football but over the years he recruited quite a squad of covergirls.  Here's our lovely Bolles girl getting ready to toss the pig skin on a 1932 cover of Film Fun. 

And take a look at how these other cover artists stole from Enoch's artistic playbook. This 1930 cover predates both the Annual and E.M. Jackson's 1937 cover for the Saturday Evening post. But in the case of Jackson he was exacting a bit of revenge for a swipe by Bolles. 

Here we have a rather provocative football cover from 1934, and on the right you can see how Enoch 'borrowed' the pose from an earlier cover painted by Jackson.  Clearly he was incensed enough to wait three years before swiping the ball back from Bolles. An artistic onside kick if there ever was one!