Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sanjulian

In an earlier post I showed a couple of covers for some old Creepy and Eerie magazines I have. One of the artists mentioned was Sanjulian and at the time of that post I knew pretty much nothing about him. Well, the other night as I was posted on Halloween duty, handing out candy to the neighborhood's little monsters, I happened to be thumbing through Eerie #53 when I came across a profile of Sanjulian. I thought I would share it here.

Sanjulian - Buck Blaster and Thelma Starburst - Eerie #76 
Sanjulian was born in Barcelona and by the age of 16 began working at the publicity offices of 20th Century Fox, painting billboards for movies among other promotional duties. It was during this time of his life that he decided to dedicate his talents to become a painter. He attended the Superior School of Art in San Jorge, Spain. His art later would be seen in galleries throughout Spain, then onto the paperback book covers for Dell, Avon and Signet to name a few. His first cover work for Warren Magazines, according to the profile, was for Vampirella #12.

Sanjulian - Vampirella #12 - Warren Magazines

At the time of the profile referred to from my issue of Eerie magazine (January 1974 - Eerie #53) Sanjulian had painted almost 25 covers for Warren Magazines issues of Creepy, Eerie and Vampirella. As anyone can see in the examples above, Sanjulian's work is one of the reasons why these old magazines and paperbacks from that time are so cool. I thought it would be fun to add what I'd read about Sanjulian to the blog. I'm sure there is plenty more that could be added to the little bit I have here.


3 comments:

  1. You might like to link this video of Sanjulina drawing Vampirella

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  2. Thanks for the link. I really enjoy his work.

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