Monday, November 5, 2012

Mad Mad Modes for Moderns Mondays - Prints with Primitive Passion!

"Mad Mad Modes for Moderns"
Secret Hearts #121 (July 1967)
Illustrated by Tony Abruzzo

Hey! I'm back! Let's dive right in with a little fashion for this fine Monday, shall we?! This "Mad Mad Modes for Moderns" featuring African-influenced prints is from one of my favorite romance comic illustrators, Tony Abruzzo. If you can get past the outdated and stereotypical copy, the art is quite beautiful. Pretty hard to believe from this 1967 piece that Abruzzo was one of the primary artists that a certain Mr. Roy Lichtenstein appropriated just a few years earlier! However you may feel about Lichtenstein and his work (more on that in a future post), I think it's not hard to argue that in this particular instance, Abruzzo's style is one of a kind and would have been pretty tough to emulate!


  1. These are great; on par with some of Kirby's wild designs during his New Gods/Eternals phase. Why don't sci-fi movies take advantage of some of these outfits, such eye-candy !

    1. Eye-candy indeed. Even the hair in this one is on the sci-fi side!

  2. Great to see you back!
    Thank you for the fashion tips ;-)