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George Wilson (Artist)
George Wilson was illustrating
books and menís magazines
when he broke into the comics
field during the late 1950s.
He worked almost exclusively
for Dell, then Gold Key,
providing cover paintings for
such comic titles as
TARZAN, KORAK, BORIS KARLOFF
TALES OF MYSTERY,
BUCK ROGERS, DOCTOR SOLAR, FIREBALL
FLASH GORDON, PHANTOM, MAGNUS
LOST IN SPACE, TWILIGHT ZONE,
TUROK SON OF STONE
and many others.
Wilson's countless comic book
covers set a high standard for such art.
See many George Wilson Comic
among the Dell and Gold Key
Tarzan and Korak Comic covers in ERBzine at:
TARZAN Dells 1-100 plus Annuals
TARZAN and KORAK COVER ART
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1. Tarzan Dell #111 March/April
2. Tarzan Dell #124 (May) June
1. Tarzan Gold Key #132 November
2. Tarzan #139 GK October 1963
1. Tarzan #140 GK February 1964
2. Tarzan GK #195 September
1. Tarzan Comic Cover
2. Gold Key Tarzan 163
1. Tarzan Dell Cover #125
2. Tarzan's Jungle Annual #5
1. Tarzan GK 146
2. Tarzan GK 177
1. Korak, Son of Tarzan
#8 GK 1965
2. Korak, Son of Tarzan GK #17
1. Korak 20 1967/12
2. Korak GK 29 1969/06
1. Korak Son of Tarzan #31
2. Korak, Son of Tarzan #43
Cover Gold Key, 1971
Korak Son of Tarzan Cover Art
Korak, Son of Tarzan #17
1. Jungle Twins 3 cover
2. Jungle Twins 15 Cover Art
MORE MISCELLANEOUS COVER ART
DELL: Tarzan #111-113, 117,
GOLD KEY: Tarzan of the Apes
#132-138, 140-142, 144-149, 151,
154-161, 163, 164, 167, 169,
170, 172-177, 179-182, 184, 187-206 (1962-72).
Tarzan of the Apes Story Digest
Magazine #1 (1970).
GOLD KEY: Korak Son of Tarzan
#13-43, 45 (1966-72).
GOLD KEY: The Jungle Twins #1-17
(1972-75), no 12 and 14.
Although not a comic book illustrator himself, American illustrator
George Wilson has been influential in the presentation of many non-superhero
comic books as a prolific cover illustrator. He most notably painted hundreds
of covers for the Dell Comics and Gold Key brands of Western
Publishing from the 1950s through the 1970s.
Early life and career
Educated at both the Richmond Art School and the Pratt
Institute, Wilson worked as a commercial illustrator for ad agencies and
for publishing houses like Dell Publications, Bombay Boomerang, Jove, Avon
and Harlequin Books from the 1940s through the 1990s. His main inspirations
were the classic episodes of Alex Raymond's 'Flash Gordon' and the line
work of illustrator Noel Sickles. He made illustrations for romance and
wild west paperbacks, including book series like 'The Hardy Boys'. He served
in Normandy during World War II.
Wilson began his production as a cover painter for Dell
Comics in 1955. His main output was for titles about Stone Age/jungle heroes
like 'Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan' (23 covers), 'Edgar Rice Burroughs'
Tarzan of the Apes' (64 covers), 'Turok, Son of Stone' (53 covers) and
'Edgar Rice Burroughs Korak, Son of Tarzan' (34 covers). Among his many
other credits are adventure, sci-fi and mystery comic books like 'Doctor
Solar, Man of the Atom' (13 covers), 'The Phantom' (13 covers), 'The Twilight
Zone' (20 covers), 'Magnus, Robot Fighter' (12 covers), 'Boris Karloff
Tales of Mystery' (32 covers), 'Mighty Samson' (23 covers), 'Ripley's Believe
It or Not!' (24 covers) , 'Star Trek' (32 covers), 'Dark Shadows' (22 covers),
'Space Family Robinson' (14 covers), 'Space Family Robinson Lost in Space'
(23 covers), 'Space Family Robinson, Lost in Space on Space Station One'
(17 covers) and many others. The interior art of these comic books was
done by many Western staff artists, such as Dan Spiegle, Alex Toth, Bill
Ziegler, Harry Parkhurst, Frank Thorne, Bill Lignante, Mike Arens, John
Ushler, Jesse Marsh, Mo Gollub, Russ Manning and Jesse Santos.
~ Ref: lambiek.net
A LIST OF GEORGE WILSON COMICS
13 GLORIOUS COVERS: A GEORGE
WILSON Salute, by JOE JUSKO
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