Friday, May 1, 2015

Ginchy! Fab! Groovy! A Birthday Remembrance of Romance Comic Book Great - Win Mortimer

Holy cow it's May! How did that happen?! The year is certainly flying, but let's slow things down and take a moment to celebrate the birthday of one of the greatest romance artists ever -- Win Mortimer! Mortimer is hands down one of my personal favorite comic book artists of all time, and if you take a look at this cute "Cindy the Salesgirl!" story from Falling in Love #98 (April 1968) , I think you'll see why. I believe this to be the first appearance of shopgirl Cindy, and although I posted part of the story a few years ago, I wanted to post the whole thing today to really give you a good look at the genius that is Win Mortimer. Enjoy! 


In future installments, Cindy would continue to model outfits for her demanding customers -- always with a humorous, surprise ending. Not only were the fashions divine in the "Cindy the Salesgirl!" stories, they were a creative way in which to present to readers a fashion featurette in sequential form. I dig!!!

Does the "skimpy" outfit on page five look familiar?
Mad Men Image from Fashion Magazine 

Thank you Mortimer for everything! You and your work will not be forgotten anytime soon!

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6 comments:

  1. Is it Win Mortimer's birthday today? It's actually mine, and this piece is a great birthday present. Thanks for posting!

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    1. Great day to be born! Happy (now belated) birthday! I hope it was great!!!

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  2. totally fun! I like the ending. That is a great way to show some styles around a story, and we in the future get to see what used to be (or still is?) so cool

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    1. Still cool for sure! If I could rock a jumpsuit like the one on page two, I so would!

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  3. So awesome! I love all the mod clothes!

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    1. So do I! I would really like to see what I'd look like in some of those fashions!

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