Thursday, 21 October 2010
More War - The Art Of Nino Caroselli
I can remember the first time I saw these originals stacked in mounds on palettes in some warehouse in a God forsaken part of London called Canning town. It was a grey and miserable day and there I was with Geoff West comic dealer and publishing Svengali of Book Palace Books fame, with our packed lunches and a camera.
It was going to be a long day as we really had to photograph all the covers we could possibly squeeze into the day available as the artwork and much of the rest of the contents of the warehouses had been bought by a collector of seemingly limitless means and the whole collection of astonishing artwork which represented much of the golden age of children's periodical publishing was soon going to be disappearing.
Here then are some samples of the work of Nino Caroselli - one of the mainstays of Fleetway's War and Air Ace Picture Libraries.