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Friday, June 26, 2009

Spiral Notebook - 1975

I always like to post something school-related when the school year ends, and I'd say this relic definitely qualifies!

This spiral notebook was a companion piece to a portfolio that used the same piece of artwork. For whatever reason, I've never been able to find one for sale on eBay or at a con, but thankfully F.O.A.M. member Jon Helfenstein sent me these pics of his. As you can see, its in, um, near-mint condition.

Here's what Jon had to say about it:

"Unfortunately its not in the greatest shape as it got a lot of use, but its still in one piece. The back has got a number of Wacky Package stickers I stuck (as Wackys were the fad at the time), but fortunately I didn't put any on the front, and didn't put any on the head shots on the back."

Yeah, I'd have to say this piece is a veritable time capsule of what certain kinds of kids were like in 1975--superheroes, drawing on stuff, Wacky Packages...it's all there, except maybe a Whip Inflation Now button.

Thanks Jon!


Richard said...

It's hard to tell, but at this resolution it looks as if the artist may have been Dave Cockrum -- although he's not associated with Aquaman, there are a few things in this drawing that look very much like his style. Can anyone else confirm or refute this?

Wings1295 said...

Love this one, and I actually have one of these notebooks, given to me as a gift a few years ago.

Hey, check out my blog today: My Daughter Met --- AQUAMAN!

Fleerfan said...

Thanks for posting my notebook. Once you posted the portfolio, I knew I needed to try to track this down to send you a picture.

I was very glad to see that it had still survived at my parents house and hadn't been thrown out after all these years!


Delmo said...

It's definitely not Cockrum. It's probably Dick Giordano.