Walter M. Baumhofer
Haddon Sundblom 1899 - 1976
Edmund Franklin Ward 1892 - 1990 - source
Wonderful illustrated moments-in-melodrama - or at least, that's what I call them. The 1930's, 40's and 50's seemed ready-made for melodrama - it was the heyday of magazine illustration. Back then, most magazines contained stories, serials - even abridged novels - all usually needing an illustration or two. And there were plenty of talented illustrators who answered the call. I love 'the look' of these and enjoy imagining what was happening at that particular moment in fictional time.
Maybe it's time for another Fan-Fiction Fest?