Retro Comic Covers: Tom Sutton & Brian Bolland

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I spend a lot of time browsing for ads in retro comics and magazines, so why not spotlight some of the great cover art, and learn about a few artists along the way? To kick off, let’s take a look at the work of Tom Sutton and Brian Bolland.

TOM SUTTON

Tom Sutton (also used the names Thomas F. Sutton, Sean Todd, and Dementia) worked as an artist throughout the 1960s up to his death in 2002. More a specialist of the supernatural than superheroes, Sutton worked on titles such as Ghost Rider, Doctor Strange, Vampirella, Planet of the Apes, I Vampire, and Star Trek among many others.

Tom Sutton Wikipedia page

The Three covers below are all from Charlton Comics publications.

Charlton Ghostly Haunts 41 Nov 1974 Tom Sutton

Cover art by Tom Sutton. USA. Charlton Comics. Ghostly Haunts issue 41. Nov 1974.

Cover art by Tom Sutton. USA. Charlton Comics. All New Ghostly Tales issue 113, Feb 1975.

Cover art by Tom Sutton. USA. Charlton Comics. All New Ghostly Tales issue 113, Feb 1975.

Cover art by Tom Sutton. USA. Cgarlton Comics. All New Haunted issue 20. Feb 1975.

Cover art by Tom Sutton. USA. Charlton Comics. All New Haunted issue 20. Feb 1975.

BRIAN BOLLAND

Brian Bolland is probably best known for his Judge Dredd covers in the British comic publication 2000 A.D. Some of his other works include Batman: The Killing Joke, and Batman: Black and White. Bolland also created Star Wars line-drawing adverts for the Palitoy toy company.

Brian Bolland Wikipedia page

Brian Bolland Website

The two covers below are both from Judge Dredd, Eagle Comics.

Destiny’s Angels Part II. Fink and Mean turn Dredd on his head!

Cover art by Brian Bolland. UK. Eagle Comics. Judge Dredd issue 32. June 1985.

Cover art by Brian Bolland. UK. Eagle Comics. Judge Dredd issue 32. June 1985.

Otto Sump’s Ugly Clinic. Get wise – Get ugly – Get Otto Sump!

Cover art by Brian Bolland. UK. Eagle Comics. Judge Dredd issue 25. Nov 1985.

Cover art by Brian Bolland. UK. Eagle Comics. Judge Dredd issue 25. Nov 1985.

 

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