Brain Bats of Venus: The Life and Comics of Basil Wolverton 1942-1952 by Greg Sadowski
Hardcover – Fantagraphics – Oct 2019 – 447 pages
Basil Wolverton (1909-1978) was a commercial oddity, a one-man art factory, and a major influence on the underground comix movement. The second volume of Greg Sadowski’s definitive biography finds the “Producer of Preposterous Pictures” at peak production, creating hundreds of comic book pages, magazine cartoons, newspaper features, and advertisements. It climaxes with his most essential group of comic book stories: seventeen weird science-fiction and horror classics crafted at the height of his powers. Like all of the art presented in this volume, they have been painstakingly restored, and await discovery by a new generation.