So here we go with Part 2 of our look at seminal Bronze Age art book The Studio. Today, let's look at Mike Kaluta's section of the room:
Again, there's no point me telling you how great this stuff is, you've got eyes. Here's a quote from a grade school teacher of Mike's that kicks off his chapter: " Your son is not applying himself to his full potential. He acts in a distracted fashion and is constantly daydreaming. "
Here's She's Leaving Home:
And here's our old pal The Shadow in The Master Of Men:
Here's Berni showing Mike what he just ate for lunch:
This is The Very Same Dream Night After Night
Here's Mike about to photograph some pigeons:
This is Intolerance:
And finally, here's one of Robert E. Howard's lesser known characters, Kirby O' Donnell in The Swords Of Shahrazar:
Here's Mike: " There were times when each man would be 'into' his work, deeply involved, and the rest of the studio walked softly, so as not to disturb the event....Being the only guy there all night, I was able to see the accomplished work as it lay on the various drawing boards. Looking back at those quiet nights and pieces of art that would soon win the admiration of many future fans is one of my most priceless memories of The Studio days. "
Tomorrow: Barry Windsor-Smith!