FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
FROM: Joe Kubert and Paul E. Fitzgerald
8 – Murphy Anderson’s Best “PS” Front Covers
(LINK: http://thebestofpsmagazine1951-2011.blogspot.com )
Pitching a changeup in the eighth blogpost for our ongoing, year-long salute to “PS Magazine” in its Sixtieth Anniversary Year, we offer the “PS” staff’s selection of the four best Front Covers produced by Murphy Anderson. Murphy was involved with production of the magazine for nearly 14 years: as a stalwart in Will Eisner’s shop, as a member of the “Eisner Alumni Group,” and as the”PS” art and production contractor.
Both Joe and Fitz muse about Murphy’s remarkable creativity and professional skills, powerful personality, and impressive presence.
A lagniappe offering is included, displaying a 1907 Fisk Tire Company ad illustration with a “PS” Front Cover riff by Murphy that drew flak for both him and the magazine staff from Army Brass.
¶ Best “PS” Front Covers by the “Eisner Alumni” Group
¶ Will Eisner Self-Portraits in “PS”
¶ Best “PS” Front Covers by the Backes Group
¶ The Magic of Eisenshpritz in “PS”
¶ Early Covers Put Eisner, “PS” in Hot Water