|Carmine Infantino, comicbookmovie.com|
Since he's better equipped to send the man off than I am, having been a fan of his work for fifty some years, here's a few words about Carmine Infantino from my dad:
I have just learned of the passing of my greatest comic book idol, Carmine Infantino. He, more than any other comic creator, awakened in me an appreciation for comic book art, an appreciation that survives yet today.
Although he had his start in the comics business during the so-called Golden Age, I first became aware of his significant role in the rebirth of "super-hero" books during the Silver Age, with my first exposure t
His attention to anatomical accuracy was superb, his architectural images always "modern", and his page layouts set the the style that became the standard. His art felt somehow more "adult" than what I had been reading, and made even a lackluster plot sparkle. His work onThe Space Museum stories, Strange Sports Stories, The Flash, Batman, uncounted sci-fi adventures in the Schwartz anthology books was all unforgettable, and his contributions as publisher at National/DC helped save that company and infuse it with new artistic talent that took it to new heights. I was tempted on several occasions to contact Mr Infantino, to thank him for his wonderful work. Alas, I didn't do that, and my window of opportunity has passed.
Yes, other great artists have come along, but Carmine Infantino was unique. He will be sorely missed.