I don’t know a whole lot about Archie comics, but I’m pretty sure they used to do stuff like this where people would write in with outfit suggestions.  (Anyone know more about this?)

Anyway, this obviously isn’t from that era, but Shane Glines‘ Josie below is so good, I had to take a second look initially.


shane glines josie pinup

Shane is one of those artists I just adore and would give my left arm to draw like.  (I’d give my right, but that’s me drawin’ arm dontcha know.)

Artist Remixes Old Archie Comics

Danny O uses Scotch tape to create new art (see above trumpet) from old Archie comics. Why Archie?

“For one, it’s an icon in itself, but deconstructing the icon, I like that. “Batman” is too realistic, everything is drawn. The Archies has this very jovial line work. … A friend of mine, this guy Scooter, turned me on to the Archies comics, and now he gets me the vintage 30-year-old comics because the inks lift so well.”

I submit that only a guy named Scooter (or Dan DeCarlo) can turn you on to Archie comics.