Images of Mongo

Another artist I laud and admire is Alexander Raymond, whose delicate linework and feathering is a delight to behold. He also draws men of classical heroic stature and women of classical beauty.

Here are some images from his pen, taken from Flash Gordon. He is also famed for his work on the comic strips Jungle Jim and Rip Kirby.


Even an otherwise dull panel, a messenger reading a missive, is made memorable by the linework and shadows of Alexander Raymond:

His skill grew as time went on. There is a visible contrast between his earlier and later work.



Jungle Jim

Rip Kirby

Alex Raymond also illustrated the strip SECRET AGENT X-9, which was penned by the great Dashiell Hammett of MALTESE FALCON fame.