Very sorry to hear via the internet today that legendary romance artist Jay Scott Pike apparently died earlier this month at the age of 91.
One of the all-timers in my opinion. His work isn't nearly as well known as it should be among comic fans.
Came here just now to post that myself in case it hadn't already been noted.
The depicted comic was definitely one of the more, & quite possibly the most, memorable issue of Showcase in the late '60s, & Pike's sumptuous art of course had a lot to do with that.
Most of the great romance artists remain unknown to mainstream comics fans, I'm sure. John Rosenberger, Manny Stallman & Tony Abruzzo occur to me as well, though a glance at Google Images indicates that the first two at least drew a fair amount of superhero & mystery comics. (I don't claim to have any more knowledge of romance comics &/or their artists than anyone else; Abruzzo's & Stallman's work I was introduced to via a TPB I picked up a few years ago that substituted humorous word balloons for the original dialogue. Irritatingly enough, right now I can't think of the name.)
Edit: Said TPB is Truer Than True Romance, by Jeanne Martinet.
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2015 14:40:41 GMT -5 by Deleted
Sad to hear on the passing of screen legend Maureen O' Hara...she was one of my all time favorites. I think I will watch The Quiet Man tonight as a tribute to her. To quote her last year when she FINALLY got an honorary Oscar:"'May the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back and may the sun shine warmly upon your face.' Good night."