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The author of the book: Alex Raymond
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.27 MB
Edition: Checker Book Publishing Group
Date of issue: October 1st 2006
ISBN: 1933160284
ISBN 13: 9781933160283

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This archival-quality book features works a legend of cartooning, Alex Raymond. He is credited with inspiring generations of artists to try their hand at comic strips, including greats such as Frank Frazetta and Al Williamson. Flash Gordon Volume 6 is presented in stunning full-color, in a landscape page-format that does much to highlight Raymond's gorgeous, sprawling scenery and cinematic layout. Featuring the Flash Gordon Sundays strips which originally ran from August 1941 through May 1
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Ebook Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon, Vol. 6 read Online! Alexander Gillespie Raymond was an American comic strip artist, best known for creating the comic Flash Gordon in 1934. The serial hit the silver screen three years later with Buster Crabbe and Jean Rogers as the leading players. Other strips he drew include Secret Agent X-9, Rip Kirby, Jungle Jim, Tim Tyler's Luck, and Tillie the Toiler. Alex Raymond received a Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society in 1949 for his work on Rip Kirby.

Born in New Rochelle, New York, Alex Raymond attended Iona Prep on a scholarship and played on the Gaels' football team. He joined the US Marines Corp in 1944 and served in the Pacific theatre during World War II.

His realistic style and skillful use of "feathering" (a shading technique in which a soft series of parallel lines helps to suggest the contour of an object) has continued to be an inspiration for generations of cartoonists.

Raymond was killed in an automobile accident in Westport, Connecticut while driving with fellow cartoonist Stan Drake, aged 46, and is buried in St. John's Roman Catholic Cemetery in Darien, Connecticut.

During the accident which led to his untimely demise, he was said to have remarked (by the surviving passenger of the accident) on the fact that a pencil on the dashboard seemed to be floating in relation to the plummet of the vehicle.

He was the great-uncle of actors Matt Dillon and Kevin Dillon.


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