Monday, 21 March 2011
Sexton Blake and Some Fabulous Eric Parker artwork.
Eric R Parker first crossed the portals of the Amalgamated Press in 1921 and soon found himself working flat out for what in those days was every illustrator's wish dream come true, a client with an insatiable appetite for commissioning artwork and as Parker's style was fresh and distinctive he rapidly came to the attention of the new editor of AP's Sexton Blake publications.
His career with AP was to last over fifty years and his work still looks as fresh today as it did then, as these originals sent to me by my dear friend Malcolm Norton attest.
Images © IPC Media 2011
More on Eric Parker and those amazing days can be read in an account of his life written in 1983 by W.O.G. Lofts here.