Sunday, March 09, 2008

A Tinsley Two-fer

Almost every issue of Mechanix Illustrated from the early 1950s featured an end of America type apocalypse article with a fantastic 2 page illustration by Frank Tinsley. Tinsely was an illustrator of aviation pulp in the 1930's and by the 1950's he was doing some really fantastic space exploration related illustrations for MI and certainly others.

Ah, nukes and nature, staples of fearmongering for generations!

Here are a pair of lovely red catastrophes for your enjoyment.