With yesterday's posting of some truly fabulous Denis McLoughlin 'noire' paperback covers, I thought it might be fun to show you some of the equally amazing dustjacket covers he did for the Boardman Bloodhound series.
It's unfortunate that more attention hasn't been devoted to McLoughlin's noire art, whereas his comics and Buffalo Bill annuals are relatively familiar to many comic collectors as good as these are they frequently overshadowed by the the comic strip work of artists such as Don Lawrence, Ron Embleton Frank Hampson and Frank Bellamy. McLoughlin's art noire on the other hand is simply untouchable and in terms of inventiveness, design sense, handling and creation of typography, atmosphere, and sheer storytelling in one effective and punchy image he is Mr Untouchable.
And here's why:
P.S. Anyone recognise the model for "Private Eyeful"?