Greg Sadowski is a writer, editor and designer (B. Krigstein, Supermen!, Four Color Fear, Setting the Standard: Alex Toth; Action! Mystery! Thrills!) living in Washington State. Basil Wolverton was born near Medford, Oregon in 1909 and died in 1978. His Fantagraphics-published books include Basil Wolverton's Culture Corner and The Wolverton Bible, and his work is featured in Supermen!: The First Wave of Comic Book Heroes 1936-1941.
It's remarkable to see art so twisted applied to such vivid pulp tales, almost as though Wolverton was trying his hardest to be Alex Raymond, but couldn't help turning out images to rival Salvador Dal . Basil [Wolverton] was one of the most original, unpredictable talents in the field. His style was unique and virtually inimitable, and I've never known anyone who didn't get a real kick out of Basil's far-out artwork. --Stan Lee