Early Roger Brand Original Fanzine Art, Circa 1962-64


This is page 1 of a 6-page story called The Castle that was drawn by Roger Brand in 1963, but published in the July 1967 issue of Dennis Cunningham's fanzine Weirdom #11. Pages 2 through 6 follow so that you may read the entire strip if you would like. Please forgive the distortion of the page(s), as I had to use a lousy camera to "scan" the original art and it looks a bit more skewed than it should normally.

This is page 2 of a 6-page story by Roger called The Castle originally published in Dennis Cunningham's fanzine Weirdom #11.

This is page 3 of a story by Roger called The Castle originally published in Dennis Cunningham's fanzine Weirdom #11. Note: This page is not the original art, but the actual page from Weirdom 11 - sorry, I don't own page 3 so I substituted the next best thing! Weirdom 11 was published using the offset printing process, in a smaller, digest-size.

This is page 4 of a story by Roger called The Castle originally published in Dennis Cunningham's fanzine Weirdom #11.

This is page 5 of a story by Roger called The Castle originally published in Dennis Cunningham's fanzine Weirdom #11.

This is page 6 of a story by Roger called The Castle originally published in Dennis Cunningham's fanzine Weirdom #11.

These character study sketches were on the back of page 6 of The Castle original art.

Here is an illustration intended for publication in Rudi Franke's Heroes' Hangout fanzine, but was never published. The piece is dated "63."

This strip was submitted to Rudi Franke for use in one of his fanzines, but I'm not sure if this was ever published. Dated "12-63."

This is page 6 of the Roger Brand story Super Human as published in a digest sized offset supplement in Heroes' Hangout #1. Dated 1963.

Another piece of unpublished Roger Brand art that was probably submitted to a comic fanzine, circa 1964.

This is Roger's color cover to Weirdom #12, published by Dennis Cunningham in 1968. While this is not original art, it happens to be one of my favorite Brand pieces. Note that while Weirdom 12 was published in 1968, the actual art was produced in 1962 - you can see the "Roger Brand 62" if you look closely at his signature. So this is another early example of Roger Brand artwork. Weirdom 12 also featured a full color back cover by Brand.

Roger Brand's cover for Heroes' Hangout #6, a comic book fanzine published in Aug 1967 by Rudi Franke (though the illustration itself is dated 1965). Brand was a featured artist in Heroes' Hangout and contributed a regular comic strip entitled John Center.

 

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