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E.E.Hibbard, animal artist
Gorilla, found inside a rock!
Stone sculptures by Everett Hibbard
As most hikers do, Everett Hibbard would pick up the odd rock, look at it from a couple of angles and then usually put it back on the ground.
Unlike most of us, he was looking for animals and other images in the rock.
When he spotted something promising, the rock came home with him. In his basement studio, he cut and ground away the part that wasn't animal and the result was an engaging stone sculpture.
Everett Edward Hibbard (1909 - 1998), artist
E. E. Hibbard, while in his 30's, joined National Allied Publications, DC Comics. He is chiefly identified as one of the Golden Age 'Flash' artists. He also worked with the 'Green Lantern'. He was one of the principal artists for the All Star Comics and All-Flash Comics. In 1947 he became a sketch man and studio artist at J. Walter Thompson.
In his later years he devoted his talents to animal art. As a member of the Society of Animal Artists, he proudly signed his work with E.E.Hibbard, SAA.
More animals found by E.E. Hibbard inside small rocks.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Black and White Animal Prints by E.E. HibbardClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Hibbard Christmas card processClick thumbnail to view full-size
Everett Hibbard channeled his artistic talents to the annual Christmas card tradition.
He picked a subject, most often an animal, sketched a simple scene in black and white.
He then had his sketch printed on card stock. He used different formats, once a post card, but generally he printed a half page image, then folded the page to form the card.
Then each card he sent had a personal message and a hand drawn and colored personalization, such as some holly leaves and berries.
More of Hibbard's Christmas card designs.Click thumbnail to view full-size
E.E. Hibbard and his career as a noted comic book artist.
Writers, artists and editors who have appeared in the pages of the Flash.E.E. Hibbard may be the only artist to draw himself meeting the Flash in a published comic book. All-Flash #14 (Spring 1944): “The Man Who Unleashed the Past”
This is DC Comics collection of cover art images by Everett E. Hibbard.
E. E. Hibbard worked for National/DC in the 1940s, and is best known as one of the Golden Age 'Flash' artists. He was one of the main artists for the All Star Comics and All-Flash comic books. In addition, he did features like 'Winky, Blinky and Noddy’.
The series was written by Gardner Fox, and the stories are fairly serious and straightforward, but the art by E.E. Hibbard was critical to the success of the series, adding an almost slapstick feel to it.
All-Flash, originally published as All-Flash Quarterly, was a comic book magazine series published by All-American Publications. The series was the first solo feature given to the comic book character The Flash...