Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Importance of Being Ernest

Blogger Leif Peng of Today’s Inspiration brings the very sad news that Ernest Chiriaka, an American artist who--using the moniker “Darcy”--became famous during the mid-20th century for his often sexually suggestive but consistently captivating illustrations for paperback crime novel covers, passed away this last Tuesday, April 27, at his longtime home in Great Neck, New York. He was 96 years old.

Whether you’re familiar with Chiriaka’s career or not, you’ll want to check out a piece I just posted in my other blog, Killer Covers, about this artist’s novel fronts.

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