Saturday, March 21, 2015

Irwin Hasen

Irwin Hasen recently passed away at the age of 96.  He was one of the great artists of the Golden Age, and one of the last of the DC artists from that era.
While best known as a co-creator of the comic strip Dondi in the mid 1950's, he also worked in the comicbook industry both before and after the war. At DC he worked on many of the main titles including The Justice Society of America, Green Lantern and the Flash, and created the character Wildcat.
I had the pleasure of speaking with him a few times over the phone and he was a wonderful man with many great stories.  Above is a drawing of Sherlock he did for me a few years back at the age of 90.  He had never done Holmes before and mixed in the Hound to represent his favourite story.

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