Nick Cardy: The Artist at War


Nick Cardy is best known for his comic book art during the “Silver Age of Comics,” where he drew DC Comics’ Aquaman and the Teen Titans. Cardy, who’s now in his 90’s, is releasing a collection today of World War II art titled Nick Cardy: The Artist At War showcasing his work in the Army from basic training to Europe’s final days in the war.

It is 1940s New York City, Nick Cardy is living the dream as a talented young artist working at Fiction House and getting paid to draw comic strips. Around 1943, Nick is drafted for military service and begins documenting his personal journey of World War II and the European front through his art. Armed with sketchbooks, pens, pencils, and paint, he drew vivid images and captured mundane everyday situations, funny scenes, and the painful, miserable moments of war. The book has a very good amount of drawings, paintings, and personal photographs with the artist’s own commentary. After reading through this two thoughts came to mind, there aren’t many comic book artists with 2 Purple Hearts and that these amazing drawings illustrate and document a very poignant time in human history.


Hardbound:  Nick Cardy – The Artist At War

Publisher:  Titan Books

MSRP:  $24.95USD

Available:  February 22, 2013


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