(Continued from 2010)
Another new era begins with the February 2011 episode, as Yugoslavian artist Tin Salamunic takes over BIBLE STORIES. One might almost be tempted to call this a "retro" move, as not only do we once again have an artist working in "traditional" 2D line-art, but the coloring is also more "traditional" than anything seen on the series since Frank Bolle's last year in 1999. Even further, while I'm sure the lettering is a computer font, it LOOKS more like a hand-drawn font, of the kind not seen since 1997! Need I say...? I like it. Well, to be honest, I'm not all that crazy about the art style (which reminds me, in a very different sort of way than Anthony Castrillo's, or Japanese "manga"), but from a technical standpoint, I prefer it being done this way to the previous 3 whole eras.
New versions of "Gideon" (the 4th version going back to June 1960) and "Samson" (the 5th version going back to May 1955) take us to the end of the year. Both had been most recently seen in 2007.
As of my setting this up, 2011 is the last year of BOYS' LIFE current set up at the magazine's website "Archives" section. It's taken me 5 solid MONTHS to do this project, and frankly, I'm both amazed and relieved I've finally reached the end! (For now...)
Story by (??) / Art by TIN SALAMUNIC
BOYS' LIFE / February 2011
BOYS' LIFE / September 2011
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Restorations by Henry Kujawa
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